More than 250,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, the second most common cancer in American men. Family history, African American men, 9/11 First Responders, exposure to Agent Orange, lifestyle, dietary habits and smoking increase the chances of developing prostate cancer. Early detection is important.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition, NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Department of Urology is partnering with local leaders and others to provide the following free prostate cancer screenings.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Free PSA blood test and DRE exam—5 to 7 p.m.
Winthrop Urology Associates
1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-6, Garden City
Partnership with Senator Kemp Hannon. Registration is required. Call 516-739-1700.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure—9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free PSA blood test at the annual car show event, whose mission is to raise money for prostate cancer testing, education and research. It’s the only car show on the east coast where men can admire classic autos and also have their blood drawn for the PSA test for prostate cancer.
1400 Old Country Rd., Westbury
No registration is required. A free prize drawing for all those who participate in the screening. For further information about this event, visit www.licruizinforacure.com/carshow.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Partnership with Senator Elaine Phillips—8:30 to 11 a.m.
Free PSA Blood Test and seminar “Prostate Cancer Prevention, What You Need to Know,” presented by Aaron Katz, MD, Chairman, NYU Winthrop Hospital Department of Urology.
NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Center
101 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, first floor
Registration is required. Call 516-746-5924.
The renowned Department of Urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital provides advanced comprehensive treatment options for the full range of urologic conditions for male and female adults and children.
For information about the prostate cancer screenings, visit www.winthropurology.com. For more information about services at the Department of Urology, visit www.winthrop.org/urology or call 1-866-WINTHROP.