Long Branch, NJ – Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting men in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility,
will provide free prostate cancer screenings to qualifying men on Wednesday, November 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital’s Institute for Advanced Radiation Oncology, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
Monmouth Medical Center urologists and radiation oncologists will perform the free screenings for men age 40 and older who have not undergone a prostate examination or prostate specific antigen (PSA) test within the past year. Men age 40 and older are encouraged to undergo an annual physician’s checkup that includes prostate cancer testing.
For more than 40 years, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center has broadened its leadership role in oncology services through the ongoing expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered in many areas of cancer prevention, detection, treatment and ongoing after-care.
To register or to learn more about this screening, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Date: October 9, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan