Men who are over the age of 40 in Laplaine are being urged to make full use of the free prostate cancer screening coming their way this Saturday.
The Dominica Cancer Society and Ross Medical School are eaming up in a series of campaigns to provide this service in several communities on the island.
“This sixth campaign will serve the residents of the Laplaine area; however it is open to men from outside the district. The Society is once again encouraging as many men as possible from the area, to come and take advantage of this opportunity”. a release from the Dominica Cancer Society stated.
The screening will take place at the Laplaine Health Centre on Saturday the 6th of July starting at 9:00am.
According to the release “Over 500 men have received free exams through this initiative” and all men are reminded to reverse the trend of their tendency of being “very irregular when it comes to their medical care and therefore, by the time a man experiences symptoms and gets checked, it can be too late.”
“This initiative again appeals to men to be proactive as far as their prostate health is concerned,” the release advised.
The screening activities will include a “digital rectal examination” along with relevant medical check-ups; men will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
The doctors and medical students hope to continue through the afternoon until they have managed to screen all those who attend. Men who attend will have the choice of being screened by either a female or male medical student. At the end of the examination, a report will be given to the attendee with recommendations for his doctor to take appropriate action, if any.
The last campaign was undertaken in the Kalinago Territory.