Prostate cancer screening for Carib Territory

The Dominica Cancer Society is continuing its collaboration with the Ross Medical School in offering Free Prostate Screening and is now moving to the Carib Territory.

The last campaign undertaken in Marigot in June, saw over 200 men from the northeast come to get examined. The society is excited that so many men are taking this prostate screening seriously.

This fifth campaign will serve the residents of the Territory, however it is open to men from outside the district. The Society is encouraging as many men as possible  from the area, to come and take advantage of this opportunity.

The screening will take place at the Salybia Health Centre, Saturday the 13th of October 2012 starting at 9:00am.

The screening activities will include “Digital rectal examination” along with relevant medical check-ups. Starting from 9:00 in the morning, 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. Those seeking screening will be able to choose the gender of the medical student who attends to them. 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.

Over 450 men have received free exams through this initiative. Men are reminded of their tendency to be 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 society once again encourages men over 40 to take advantage of this opportunity to check on this aspect of their health.

Interested men who may have questions should call Patrick or Neville. They are also the contacts for the prostate cancer support group.

CONTACT: PATRICK HENDERSON :2753019  NEVILLE GRAHAM:235 8798

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