Section: Community Medical Center News

Community Medical Center’s Cancer Education and Early Detection Program Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

03/25/2013

Toms River, NJ, March 25, 2013– Community Medical Center’s Cancer Education and Early Detection will offer free prostate exams to uninsured men between the ages of 50 to 64. If a man has a strong family history of prostate or colon cancer or is African American, screenings should begin at age 40.

The exams are conducted at an urologist office and PSA blood test at a Barnabas Health lab. Please call the Cancer Education and Early Detection Program at (732) 557-3202 to schedule an appointment.

These prostate exams are provided through a grant provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Community Medical Center collaborates on this grant, called the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJ CEED) program, with Ocean County health care providers and health departments.

The program provides free clinical breast examinations, mammograms, cervical exams, pap smears, PSA blood test, prostate exams and colorectal exams to uninsured women and men between the ages of 40-64. To qualify for the program, participants must meet specific income requirements.

For more information on the prostate exams or other exams offered through the grant, call Cancer Education and Early Detection Program at Community Medical Center at (732) 557-3202.

CONTACT: Jean M. Flaherty
Director, Marketing
732.557.2296
jflaherty@barnabashealth.org

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