For more information, call: 877-CENTEGRA

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week reaches thousands

The Centegra Sage Cancer Center, in cooperation with Centegra Health System affiliated urologists, will offer prostate cancer screenings Saturday, Sept. 19   in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. Cost is $25 and includes a clinical rectal exam provided by a physician, PSA blood test and required viewing of an educational video. An appointment is required. Call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347) to register.

“It’s disheartening to think how many lives could be saved if only more men would get screened for prostate cancer,”  said Brian Keuer, MD, Urologist. “This year, prostate cancer is expected to claim the lives of more than 27,400 American men. That is just too many for a disease that if often treatable when caught it its earliest stages.” 

About the Prostate Conditions Education Council

A national organization committed to men’s health, the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) – formally the Prostate Cancer Education Council – is a leading resource for information on prostate health. The PCEC is dedicated to saving lives through awareness and the education of men, the women in their lives, as well as the medical community about prostate cancer prevalence, the importance of early detection, and available treatment options, as well as other men’s health issues. The council is comprised of a consortium of leading physicians, health educators, scientists and prostate cancer advocates and aims to conduct nation wide screenings for men and perform research that will aid in the detection and treatment of prostate conditions. More information is available at www.prostateconditions.org.

About Centegra Health System

Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation partner year-round to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! Program provides information on lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in one’s life.
The Gavers Cancer Resource Library is also featured in Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry and offers touch-screen computers, a library inventory of books, journals and booklets. Information in the library is available in English and Spanish.

Centegra Hospital – McHenry is recognized as having one of a few cancer programs in the state to receive the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, all the Centegra Sage Cancer Center nurses are oncology certified. Patients needing additional follow-up may be referred to Centegra’s conveniently located medical imaging departments for various state-of-the-art, diagnostic prostate exams.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).