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Prostate cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer. At Northside Hospital, more prostate cancer cases are diagnosed and treated than at any other hospital in Georgia. As with any cancer, screening is important in diagnosing prostate cancer at an early, more treatable stage in the course of the disease.

Early Detection

Finding prostate cancer at its early stages can save lives. That is why Northside Hospital offers free community prostate screenings throughout the year. Northside Screening Calendar - Click here

Who should be screened?

Men are encouraged to talk with their health care provider to determine if screening for prostate cancer is right for them. Men, at average risk for developing prostate cancer, should begin these talks at age 50. Talks should begin at age 45 for men at high risk, including African-American men and men with a first-degree relative (father, brother, son), who was diagnosed younger than age 65. Men, who have several first-degree relatives, who had prostate cancer at an early age, should discuss the pros and cons of early screening with their physician, beginning at age 40.

Read: Understanding Prostate Cancer Screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Northside hosts screenings for prostate cancer and other cancers throughout the year. Consult the screening calendar for dates, times and locations. Appointments are required

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Click here to learn more about cancer and available treatment and support options.

Healthcast Library: Cancer Care

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