Urology Center offers free PSA screenings in Troy

first_img The Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham will sponsor free PSA screenings for ages 40 and over March 19 at the Pike County Health Department.The prostate cancer screenings will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.Dr. Thomas Moody said Urology Centers of Alabama has been offering free PSA screenings throughout the state for 10 years and for about six years in Troy. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016 By Jaine Treadwell About 100 men in the Pike County area took advantage of the free PSA screenings offer last March by Urology Centers of Alabama.“We would like to have an even better turnout this year,” Moody said. “We recommend the prostate cancer screenings for ages 40 and up but we don’t turn anybody away. If we find the cancer in its early stages it is treatable. Waiting until a cancer is in an advanced stage is a recipe for disaster.”Moody said some prostate cancers don’t need any treatment, just to be watched closely.“Prostate cancer, if detected early, is treatable and most often curable,” he said. “That’s the reason Urology Centers of Alabama offers free PSA screenings. Still, too many guys die from prostate cancer. The number of deaths from prostate cancer is going down. We want that trend to continue.” Email the author Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Next Up“The good news is that things are getting better,” Moody said. “The death rate from prostate cancer is going down. And what is so important about that is the difference between incidents in black and white men is less.”Moody said black men are at a higher risk for prostate cancer than white men.“More black men are being checked and the earlier prostate cancer is detected the greater chance that it can be cured. That is why we are seeing a decrease in the death rate from prostate cancer among black men. Urology Centers of Alabama is partnering with Troy Regional Medical Center for this round of prostate screenings to include glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure checks also at no charge.“Most men aren’t as good about getting health checks as women,” Moody said. “For whatever reasons, they don’t make it in. So we are offering these other health checks while they are here. And, we’ll make them quick and easy.”All that is needed for the PSA screening and other health checks is the individual’s name, an address where the results can be sent by mail and a phone number.“If an abnormality is found, the patient will be notified and he can choose to go to a urologist, his family physician or any physician of his choice,” Moody said. “However, if a guy has no funds or insurance, he can come to Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham for treatment. We will not leave anybody hanging high and dry. We will take care of whatever procedure is necessary. So, there’s no financial reason not to come for the free PSA screenings. You Might Like Memorial run raises scholarship funds More than 100 runners competed in the 5K and 10k races as part of the Brittany Shephard Pugh Memorial Run… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Urology Center offers free PSA screenings in Troy Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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