Free prostate screenings next week in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is holding its annual barbershop screening to increase awareness and promote early detection of the disease.

WBRZ-TV reports ( ) health experts are encouraging men to take advantage of the free screening, including an exam and PSA blood tests, at Webb's Barber Shop on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The screenings are for men 50 and older who don't have a doctor or haven't been screened in the past year. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer should consider screenings starting at age 45.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in Louisiana.


Information from: WBRZ-TV,

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