Prostate cancer screenings available at Mon Health SJMH

WESTON, W.Va. – Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is offering prostate cancer screenings and educational workshops presented by Dr. Thomas Walsh and Dr. Jaschar Shakuri-Rad on Tuesday, March 24 beginning at 9 a.m.

“SJMH continues to provide services locally to maintain your positive health,” explained Kevin Stalnaker, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Assistant Chief Executive Officer. “About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.”

Following skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be close to 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2020.

There are many prostate cancer risk factors that can’t be controlled such as age, race and family history. However, if detected early prostate cancer is often successfully treated.

Adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles can lower the risk of men developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer may also be detected early using a simple PSA blood test, which will be offered to patients on March 24 for $10.

Dr. Walsh will provide an examination and discussion about prostate cancer during the screenings. Participating men should sign in at the Registration Department.

 “As part of our continued efforts to provide screenings in our community, we are supporting the prostate screenings through our Urologist, Dr. Walsh. We would like for you to participate in this screening so you can maintain your health for years into the future,” Stalnaker concluded.

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