DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones and the Board of Commissioners have partnered with the Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, The DeKalb County Board of Health and Oakhurst Medical Centers to host free non-invasive prostate cancer screenings for men age 40 and older.
The two-day event will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 from 10 a.m.
– 4 p.m. at the Public Safety Headquarters (Fire Side) located at 1950
West Exchange Place in Tucker and Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 10 a.m.
– 4 p.m. at the Tax Commissioners Building located at 4380 Memorial
Drive in Decatur.
The TRIM (Teach Reach Inform Men) Initiative will offer a simple, non-invasive, 30-second blood test called a PSA to screen for prostate cancer. The PSA test should be done annually for every man beginning at age 50, African-American men starting at age 40 and men with a family history of this disease starting at age 40.
The screenings are free and open to all who wish to attend. For more information, contact Kristie N. Swink at 404-687-3719 or Jason L. Warner at 404-371-2448.
This is not the dreaded plastic glove inspection.
Prostate cancer is very treatable, IF caught early.