TOMS RIVER, NJ, June 3, 2010 – Community Medical Center’s Community Health Services department, in cooperation with the Ocean County Health Department 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 held at the Ocean County Health Department, 175 Sunset Avenue in Toms River. The next clinic will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Pre-registration is required and appointments are necessary by calling Community Medical Center’s Community Health Services department at (732) 341-1400.
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 and the Ocean County Health Department.
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. Health Professionals from the Ocean County Health Department in Toms River and Family Planning Inc. in Lakewood perform the exams.
For more information on the prostate exams or other exams offered through the grant, call Community Health Services at Community Medical Center at (732) 341-1400.
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