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University of Texas Medical Branch
Family Healthcare Clinic
News Release
Thursday, January 31, 2008

GALVESTON, Texas — A free prostate cancer screening will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the UTMB Family Healthcare Clinic, 3828 Ursuline St., in Galveston. No appointment is necessary.
 
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer striking men in the United States, killing nearly 30,000 annually. Because prostate cancer causes few if any symptoms in its early stages, screening is critical to ensure survival. Annual screenings are recommended for men 45 and older. African Americans or men with a family history of prostate cancer should start screenings at age 40. The screening procedure takes only a few minutes. Residents in the UTMB Division of Urology will conduct the screenings.
 
Sponsoring the screening are the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The Jesse Tree, American Cancer Society, Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group, Institute of Zinc Biology and Andro Diagnostics.
 
For more information, please call The Jesse Tree, (409) 621-2455.





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