Sky Ridge Medical Center, in conjunction with PCEC (Prostate Cancer Education Council), held a prostate screening event in September in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Both digital rectal exam and PSA blood test were offered at the screening. There were 88 participants and the results are as follows:
Of the 88 participants:
- Three had an abnormal Digital Rectal Exam
- 25 had elevated PSA results
- 47 had Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
- All participants were notified by certified letter and given recommendations for follow up with a primary care physician or urologist
Sky Ridge Medical Center offers this free screening annually to encourage men in our community to take advantage of this live-saving service.