St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital offers a variety of free screenings throughout the year designed to raise awareness of key health concerns and provide opportunities for earlier diagnosis for individuals who might otherwise not have access or motivation to be screened.
The Cancer Center at St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital will be conducting a free prostate cancer awareness event on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Erskine Medical Office Building, 2020 Meridian St. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in America – and also one of the most treatable.
Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man's blood. The PSA blood test is a recognized screening tool for determining whether additional investigation for prostate cancer is needed. It is not a definitive diagnosis. Free PSA blood tests will be available by appointment between 8 a.m. and noon. Call 765-608-2677 to schedule an appointment. Digital rectal exams will not be provided.
The Center for Wellness Medicine of St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital is providing free clinical breast exams by appointment at their office in the St.Vincent Specialty Center, 1931 Brown St. The exams are conducted by Christina Jackey, an advance practice nurse.
Clinical breast exams involve visually looking for signs of cancer and gently feeling for lumps or other breast conditions.
Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast.
To schedule an exam, call 646-8247 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.