Open Accessibility Menu

Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center to Hold Free Prostate Cancer Screening Event

  • Posted On:

(Berlin, Md.) – An estimated one in nine American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. While research has shown that some prostate cancers grow slowly and may never cause problems, the disease is the second leading cause of cancer death in men.

Prostate cancer doesn’t have symptoms at first, so early detection through screening gives affected men and their health care providers the information they need to make the best decision regarding their health. That’s why the physicians at Atlantic General Hospital’s John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center are holding a free screening event in September for men at increased risk for prostate cancer.

Radiation oncologist Manoj Jain, M.D., and urologists James Cherry, M.D., and Jason Smith, D.O., will be on-hand to provide education and conduct digital rectal exams; blood draws will be available to test PSA, or prostate-specific antigen levels. PSA is a substance produced by the prostate gland. Increased amounts of PSA may indicate prostate cancer or other prostate disease.

Men over 50 years of age, those with a family history of the disease, and African American men are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

The Details:
Free Prostate Cancer Screening Event
September 16, 2021
5 – 7 p.m.
John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center
9707 Healthway Drive
Berlin, MD 21811

*Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 410-629-6313.