According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29,093 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The Northern Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing is trying to beat these odds by offering free prostate cancer screenings at its second annual Senior Health Fair on Sept. 24.
All men between ages 50 and 80 and men younger than age 50 who have a family history or who are of African American descent can register and receive a free physical exam and PSA blood screening. Urologists will be available to answer any questions.
The hospital is also giving people of all ages the opportunity to undergo free blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, vascular/stroke, and memory and depression health screenings. A registered nurse will administer the tests and provide results right away.
Seniors and adult children might be interested in participating in the What My Children Should Know panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. Maureen Empfield, M.D., geriatric psychiatry, Alan Jacobs, M.D, neuroendocrinology and behavioral neurology, and Adam Cohen, physical therapy, clinical director of rehabilitation services at Chappaqua Crossing , will lead the discussion.
Anyone interested in taking a prostate exam and PSA blood screening between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or joining the panel discussion should register by calling 1.800.Quality. Registration is not required for the additional health screenings.
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