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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The New Hanover County Health Department will be offering free prostate cancer screenings for men 40 years old and older, according to a news release from a county spokesperson.
The exams will be given at the health department, located at 2029 South 17th Street, on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Residency in New Hanover County is not required for the screenings, and those who are uninsured or underinsured are welcome.
Along with the prostate exams, a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test will be taken, as well as a referral for a follow-up with a doctor if necessary.
According to the release, prostate cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer in the U.S., and it affects one out of six men.
To make an appointment, call 910-798-6683.
Along with the NHC Health Department, the event is also hosted by 100 Black Men of Coastal North Carolina and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
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