Hospital will give free screenings
Maria Parham Medical Center will offer free prostate screenings on Wednesday.
Dr. Adrian Ogle, Dr. Franklin Mills and Dr. Francis Aniekwensi will conduct the screenings from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Participants should enter the main entrance of the hospital and stop by the front desk for directions.
The American Cancer Society recommends that men over the age of 50 have a complete medical examination once a year. The examination should include a prostate checkup.
Men in high-risk categories should begin screenings at age 45. High-risk categories include African-American men and men who have a father, brother or son who was diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65. Men who have had several family members affected by the disease before age 65 should begin regular screenings at age 40.
The event is free and no appointment is necessary.
Ogle is a local urologist in private practice, Mills is a family practitioner with Duke Primary Care Henderson, and Aniekwensi is a family practitioner with Beckford Medical Center.
This is the 21st year that local doctors and members of the hospital staff have volunteered their time and expertise to provide this service to the men of the community.
More information is available by calling David Ruggles of the hospital staff at (252) 436-1402. Maria Parham Medical Center is located at 566 Ruin Creek Road in Henderson.
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