Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

September 18-24 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Monday - Sep 18, 2006

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Opens New Men's Clinic; Services Include Free Prostate Blood Test

Today begins Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, a national program of the Prostate Cancer Education Council. Public Health is responding to the local problem of access to prostate cancer tests by opening a Men's Clinic which will include free prostate cancer screenings to men age 40 and up. The clinic will also offer tests for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in American men. Those with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk. African-American men are at twice the risk of other men and should be screened starting at age 35.

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