Free prostate exam

 This year, more than 2,700 men throughout the state of Oregon will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly 14 percent of them will die from the disease, 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 KDRV-TV and area hospitals to provide free prostate cancer screenings July 18 in Medford. This event is just one of the 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 Skip Lockwood. "We encourage men across the region to come out and get screened. This 10 minute test could save your life."
   
It will be held Friday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Immediate Care, 235 E. Barnett Rd., #106, in Medford.
   
The Drive Against Prostate Cancer is 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.
 

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