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100-plus participate in free prostate screenings

first_img “Family history means father, brother or grandfather,” Bivins said. “These screenings are highly recommended for all African American men because prostate cancer incidence and death rates are higher than in Caucasian men.”Men in the at-risk categories should have annual checkups that include screenings for prostate cancer.Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death, behind only lung cancer. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. One man in 38 will die of prostate cancer.The American Cancer Society estimates that, in 2015, about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and that there will be 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer. The prostate cancer incidence in Alabama is higher than the United States rate as is the prostate cancer mortality rate.Prostate cancer can be a serious disease but most men with prostate cancer do not die from it. More than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellDrs. Michael Bivins, left, and Tom Moody, right, Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham conducted free prostate cancer screenings at the Pike County Health Department Saturday. Mike Amos, host of Troy Cable’s “Today in LA” joined Bivins and Moody in recognizing the importance for early detection for prostate cancer.More than 100 men participated in the free prostate cancer screenings offered by Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham at the Pike County Health Department Saturday.Sherry Wilson said 47 percent of those tested in the annual free screenings were participating for the first time. Fifty-six percent of those tested were African Americans.Wilson said there is a higher incidence of prostate cancer among African Americans than Caucasians, and it is encouraging that more African Americans are being tested. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Published 2:00 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Blood Sugar Blaster Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Dr. Bivens talks straight to PCHS students Bivens Students at Pike County High School heard the message that success is not determined by the size of the… read more 100-plus participate in free prostate screenings Email the author Latest Stories Skip Print Article Dr. Michael Bivins, urologist and surgeon with Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham, said early detection through prostate cancer screenings saves lives.“At Urology Centers of Alabama, we offer free prostate cancer screenings in an effort to find those patients so they can be treated and cured,” Bivins said.He recommended that all men ages 50 and older be screened, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer. Then, the screenings are recommended to begin at age 40. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more