Ashburn, Va (September 14, 2015) – In recognition of National Prostate Health Month, Inova Loudoun Hospital is offering FREE prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, Sept. 24, 5 – 7 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100, Leesburg. Inova Loudoun Hospital physicians will perform the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and the digital rectal (DRE) examination.
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men. One in seven men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
There is an increased risk of prostate cancer among African-Americans and men with a known family history of prostate cancer. Education and awareness, as well as screening measures such as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures the level of PSA in the blood; and the digital rectal (DRE) examination have led to early diagnosis of cancer and more curable treatment to most patients. Also, given the increased incidence of earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer, men are living longer with the disease.
Appointments are required; please call 703-858-6145 to register.