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Free Prostate Cancer Education & Screenings
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08/30/2011
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ST. JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND STILL HAS PLACES AVAILABLE FOR ITS FREE PROSTATE CANCER EDUCATION SESSIONS AND SCREENINGS

Men Encouraged to Sign Up for One Education Session to Learn about the Disease and Benefits and Risks of Screening

Pontiac, Mich. - St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) still has places available for its free prostate cancer education sessions followed by screening opportunities Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in its Alice Gustafson Center on the hospital campus, 44405 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer, other than skin cancer, found in American men. It also is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. One in six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. But there's hope. Early detection has been found to save lives.

The following SJMO urologists will provide education on prostate disease and the noted topics. Men should sign up for ONE topic. All speakers also will cover what is prostate cancer, who should be tested and when, what the screening involves and the risks and benefits of testing. Free screening will then follow. Available screening includes a digital rectal examination (DRE) by a urologist and a PSA blood test.

Educational speakers and topics are:

8:30 a.m.      Marko Gudziak, MD
                       Erectile Function and Available Treatment

9:30 a.m.      Michael Cotant, MD
                       Lifestyle Choices and the Risk of Prostate Cancer

10 a.m.         Richard C. Bennett, MD
                       Dealing with a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Available Treatment

All men who attend will be entered in to a drawing for two free Detroit Red Wings tickets and an autographed puck.

Pre-registration is required to attend one of the free education sessions and the following
screening. To sign up, call 800-372-6094.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a member of the Mercy Cancer Network, one of Michigan's largest cancer care networks. The Mercy Cancer Network links local hospitals and cancer centers throughout Michigan to provide patients and families access to the most advanced medicine and latest in cancer diagnostics, clinical research trials and therapeutic technology.

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