Friday, September 16, 2011
Know Your Stats
I am excited to announce that we have partnered with St. Thomas Hospital Health and the National Football League in a program called Know Your Stats. This amazing program will increase prostate cancer awareness via special events held throughout the football season (go Bengals!).
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. In 2011 alone, 241,000 men will be diagnosed with -- and 34,000 will die of -- this terrible disease. However, more than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive today.
To help you stay on top of your prostate cancer risk, we will be offering reduced-cost PSA screening at both the St. Thomas and Baptist laboratories now through October 7th. After this test is completed, I’ll meet with all participants in my office and offer digital rectal exams to complete the prostate cancer screen.
For more details on the reduced-cost PSA screening, or to schedule your appointment, call (615) 269-2655. Further information can be obtained at knowyourstats.org
I’ll post more information soon on an exciting event we’re planning for an upcoming Tennessee Titans game.