March 09, 2012
Lafayette Regional Health Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System—Kansas City’s largest healthcare network—will sponsor a free prostate clinic from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 6. The hospital is partnering with the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition. Free screenings will be available at the Lafayette Regional Health Center’s Outpatient Clinic at 1500 State St., Lexington, Mo., 64067. Dal Singh, MD, and Steve Waxman, MD, will provide the free screenings, including PSA tests and exams.
Prostate cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer in men—if it’s caught early. An annual prostate screening is recommended for African American men more than age 40 and all other men beginning at age 50.
Lafayette Regional Health Center, which has online cancer risk assessments to help people identify early warning symptoms and determine risk, wants to educate the community and help people be proactive regarding their health. “It’s vital that people not only know what to look for, but to know their level of risk for prostate cancer,” says Bret Kolman, chief executive officer of Lafayette Regional Health Center. “We are committed to provide every patient with the highest level of care in an environment where people, compassion, community and integrity are valued. These free cancer screenings, in partnership with an important community organization, help us support and offer cancer education. ”
To take advantage of the free prostate clinic, call (660) 259-6864 or (660) 259-6897 to schedule an appointment.