Northside Hospital Offers Free Prostate Screening in Sandy Springs Sept. 14

Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute is offering a free screening on September 14 to determine men’s risk for developing prostate cancer. September is prostate cancer awareness month. The screening is administered by health care professionals and includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The blood level of PSA is often elevated in men with prostate cancer.

 

The screening takes place:

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Northside Hospital Atlanta Cancer Center

1100 Johnson Ferry Road, N.E.

Atlanta, Ga. 30342

 

Eligibility:

  • Men ages 45-75
  • Have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Have not had a prostate exam within the past year

 

Prostate cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer. A nurse navigator will be available to help arrange follow up care, if indicated. Spanish interpreters will also be available free of charge during the screening.

 

Registration is required to confirm your time at the screening. Call 404-531-4444 to schedule an appointment.

 

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About Northside Hospital (www.northside.com)

The Northside Hospital health care system is an 852-bed, not-for-profit health care provider with more than 150 locations across Georgia, including three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee County and Forsyth County.  Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries, diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia and performs the most robotic surgeries in Georgia. Ranked #4 on the U.S. News list of the Best Hospitals in Georgia and the only Georgia hospital on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers, Northside has more than 2,500 physicians and 13,400 employees who serve nearly 2 million patient visits annually across a full range of medical services.