Prostate Cancer Screening

Approximately 220,000 new cases each year make prostate cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America among men. Almost 29,000 American men lose their lives to prostate cancer each year, which equates to one death every 20 minutes.

Every man over the age of 50—even younger if African American—or with a family history of the disease should be screened.

A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a quick, simple blood test which measures the level of protein.

This screening is available through St. Peter’s Hospital’s Wellness program. If you are a male over the age of 50 or have two or more close relatives with prostate cancer, you should consider a PSA screening.

For more information, call St. Peter’s Wellness Center at (406) 444-2128.


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