Griffin Hospital will offer free prostate
cancer screenings from 4-6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 15 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.
According to the American Cancer
Society, prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men at 50 years old.
Men at higher risk, including African American men and men who have a
first-degree relative (father or brother) diagnosed with prostate cancer before
age 65, should be screened at age 45. Men at a very high risk (multiple family
members diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years) should receive be
tested at age 40.
“We strongly encourage the men in
our community to take advantage of these free screenings,” said Dr. Fred
Browne, vice president of Medical Affairs at Griffin Hospital. “As the third-leading
cancer killer in men, prostate cancer is a serious disease, but it can be
successfully treated if caught at an early stage. This event will be a
combination of preventative screening and education, so men know what symptoms
to look for and they can share this information with friends, family and
The screening will take 10-15
minutes. Space for the free screenings is limited, so early registration is
encouraged. To register, call 203-732-1280.