Conway Regional to hold Prostate Cancer Screening Awareness program Oct. 2

Any man with a family history of prostate cancer, particularly if he is African American, age 45 to 75 years old should have a prostate screening annually, according to the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation.

In fact, 42 percent of all men who die from prostate cancer are African American. As with all forms of cancer, survivability increases with early detection. Keeping these facts in mind, Conway Regional will hold its annual free Prostate Cancer Screening and Awareness program from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.2.

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation will be onsite to provide a 15-minute education program for the men prior to the actual screening, which consists of a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. The Prostate Cancer Foundation will also evaluate the results of the screenings and send each man a letter explaining his results and, in some cases, recommending an immediate follow-up visit to a family doctor. 

To make an appointment, call 501.513.5858 and leave a message. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 29.