September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By Erin Cotter

Attention men! As you may already know, it is important to get your prostate checked yearly if you are between the ages of 40 and 75. But did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men? If you want to take care of your body, make sure you get screened. Below is a list of places giving free prostate cancer screenings. Take advantage of the options, it could save your life.

September 8 - 
CHAMPS (Community Health & Men’s Promotion Summit) will offer a wide range of health information and screening services to all men 21 years and older. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have free screenings for prostate and       colon cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, HIV/AIDS, memory,         podiatry and hearing. The Georgia World Congress Center, (404) 881-0966

September 12 - Northside Hospital – Atlanta Cancer Center 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, N.E., Sandy Springs, GA, 6 to 8 p.m. by appointment only, (404) 845-5555

September 14 - North Fulton Hospital, 3000 Hospital Boulevard, Roswell, GA
Screenings begin at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required: (770) 751-2660.

September 22 - Prostate Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody, RD., N.W., Sandy Springs, GA, 7 to 11 a.m. by appointment only, (877) 250-7856

October 6 - DeKalb Medical Center, 5900 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, GA, N. Decatur Road, Ste. 130, Decatur, GA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only, (404) 501-3279, 2701

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