Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 240, 000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. And over 33,000 men will die from prostate cancer during 2011.

In order to increase awareness and urge Americans to join the battle against this disease, September has been declared National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, men are encouraged to be screened since early detection is critical when it comes to prostate cancer. The number of deaths caused by prostate cancer has decreased dramatically over the past 20 years, in large part due to early diagnosis through PSA screenings and physical exams.
In order to promote prostate cancer awareness to the surrounding community, UAB Medical West will be offering FREE prostate screenings on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with Urologist, Dr. Rupa Kitchens. This two-part screening involves a physical exam and a PSA blood draw. The screenings will be held in the UAB Medical West Professional Building, Suite 408 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. To register, please call 481-8502 by Friday, September 23rd. Space is limited, so call today!