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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (September11, 2010)


Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed among American men. And although one in six American men will get prostate cancer in the course of his lifetime, if it's caught early, nearly 100 percent survive. 

Screening may detect prostate cancer even before symptoms appear.  Men should talk to their doctors about prostate screening and when they should begin testing.   These discussions should start at age 50.  African-American men and men who have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65-begin those conversations earlier, at age 45. Men at higher risk-those with multiple family members diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65-should start even earlier, at age 40.

The prostate screening will include the PSA and DRE.  The PSA is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen released by the prostate gland into the blood.  Normal PSA levels vary by age, so be sure to discuss results with your physician. 

During the DRE, the physician inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum and uses the other hand to press on the lower abdomen or pelvis area to check for abnormalities.

You are invited to attend any of our free prostate screenings.  Registration is required.  Appointments fill up fast, so call 713.222.CARE today

Saturday, Sept. 11

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Campus grounds
17500 W. Grand Parkway S.


Memorial Hermann Northwest

5 - 7 p.m.
Cancer Center
1631 N. Loop West


Memorial Hermann The Woodlands

6 - 8 p.m.
Cancer Center & Outpatient Physical Therapy
920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 100


Memorial Hermann Katy

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Medical Plaza
23920 Katy Freeway


Memorial Hermann Northeast

7 - 11 a.m.
Cancer Center
18951 Memorial North

Monday, Sept. 27

Memorial Hermann Memorial City

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
909 Frostwood, Ste. 152

Tuesday,Sept.28 &
Thursday, Oct. 21

Memorial Hermann Southwest

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Memorial Hermann Southwest
Day Surgery & Endoscopy
Medical Plaza 1
7777 SW Freeway, 2nd Floor


Memorial Hermann Southeast

5 - 8 p.m.
Cancer Center
Medical Plaza 2
11920 Astoria Blvd, Suite 100


Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute, 3rd floor
6411 Fannin

Tuesday,Oct.12, 2010

Free Seminar 

Prostate Health and Understanding your PSA Score
Featuring Brad Prestidge, MD (from Memorial Hermann Southwest)
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hermann/HBU Wellness Center
7731 Southwest Freeway, 2nd floor Classrooms