Calais Regional Hospital Encourages You to “Man Up” and Get Screened

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 4:56 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

One in every six men will get prostate cancer, and it is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. That is why Calais Regional Hospital is encouraging men in our community to “Man Up” and get screened. CRMS physician, Dr. Jose Vergara, will be conducting FREE prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, September 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the CRH clinic room.

“I’m a big proponent of health screening in general, and there’s no doubt that prostate cancer screening saves lives,” state Dr. Vergara. “I encourage all men fifty and over or those with a family history to come in and begin the discussion.” A limited number of exams are available. A PSA blood test will be provided and a rectal exam, if needed.

Early detection can save lives. The five year survival rate of those diagnosed early is nearly 100%, while cases diagnosed at the advanced stage have only a 28% survival rate after five years. It is important for men to stay informed and get screened. Women can get involved too by encouraging the men in your life to follow screening recommendations.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Calais Regional Hospital at 454-9262.

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