KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Over fifty men came out to the free prostate screenings at the Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick Saturday.
Six physicians donated their time to screen men for the cancer that will kill twenty-six thousand men this year.
Men had their blood drawn and a physical exam. The testing is called PSA and with statistics showing that one in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, doctors are urging men to get checked.
"PSA testing can detect these cancers, at least suspect that a cancer is present very very early. It's been responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of men's lives," says Peter Grimm, physician.
Doctors say men over sixty are at greatest risk and should be tested regularly. With the Baby Boomer generation reaching that age the number of men getting prostate cancer is rising.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-03-11 06:36:47 GMT
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