West Chester Hospital will offer free prostate screenings for men ages 50 and older from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The exam, which involves a digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen blood test, is designed to detect the early warning signs of cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that men should have an annual prostate exam beginning at age 50. Men who fall into high-risk groups, including black men, should begin testing at 45 and those with a family history of prostate cancer should begin testing at 40.
“One of our goals in offering this free event is to encourage all men to be proactive in their health by receiving this potentially life-saving screening,” said Dr. Kevin Joseph, president and CEO of West Chester Hospital. “As a member of the West Chester community, we are extremely proud to play an important role in ensuring a healthy future for our neighbors.”
Reservations are required; space is limited. To register, call 513-298-3278 by Thursday, Feb. 7.
For information about West Chester Hospital, which is located at 7700 University Drive, please visit www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital.