Iowa and Illinois Men Encouraged Attending Free Prostate Cancer Screenings May 2 and 3

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Disease is Second Most Deadly Cancer in Men

This year, nearly 2,000 men throughout the state of Iowa will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over one-sixth of them will die from the disease.  In Illinois 8,000 men will be diagnosed and 10 percent of them will die, according to the American Cancer Society. Despite these grim statistics, there is hope if detected early, making prostate cancer one of the more treatable forms of cancer.

The National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) will team up with Genesis Medical Center and WQAD News Channel 8 to provide free prostate cancer screenings for men in Davenport and Eldridge, Iowa on May 2 and in Moline and Silvis, Ill. on May 3.  This event is just one of many stops across the country for the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, an initiative to educate and screen men from coast to coast.

“More lives are being saved every day through early detection,” said National Prostate Cancer Coalition CEO Richard N. Atkins, M.D. “We encourage men across the region to come out and get screened. This 10 minute test could save your life.”

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What is the Drive Against Prostate Cancer? It’s big, it’s purple, it’s the Drive Against Prostate Cancer – a mobile screening unit where local licensed physicians conduct a two-part screening procedure, which includes a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination. The screenings are conducted in a 39-foot Airstream Land Yacht XL, owned by Thor Industries and designed specifically for prostate cancer screenings. The exams are free, thanks to our sponsors and the University of Michigan Labs.

The National Prostate Cancer Coalition (www.fightprostatecancer.org) sets the standard for rapidly reducing the burden of prostate cancer on American men and their families through awareness, outreach and advocacy.


Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

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WHERE & WHEN:

Iowa:
Friday, May 2
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Genesis Medical Center, 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport

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1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Genesis Physical Rehabilitation, 170 S. 4th Avenue, Eldridge

Illinois:
Saturday, May 3
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline

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1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, 801 Illini Drive, Silvis

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