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Free Prostate Education And Screening Program
Start Date
09/24/2012
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Still Accepting Registration For Free Prostate Education And Screening Program 

Physicians to Address Common Prostate Concerns

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is still accepting registration for a free prostate education and health-screening program Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

The education and screening program will take place in the Alice Gustafson Center on the hospital campus, 44405 Woodward Ave, Pontiac.

SJMO physicians will be on site to speak on prostate-related topics and perform the prostate screening.  Education topics the physicians will address include:
8 a.m.:  Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence, Marko Gudziak, MD
8:30 a.m.:  The Controversy Around Prostate Screening, Ahmed Ezz, MD
9:30 a.m.:  Lifestyle Changes and Risk of Prostate Cancer, Michael Cotant, MD
10 a.m.:  Know Your Family’s Medical History: It Can Save Your Life, Richard Bennett, MD

To help participants make an informed decision about prostate screening, all physician speakers will also discuss:

  • What is prostate cancer?
  • Who should be tested and when?
  • What does screening involve?
  • Risks and benefits of PSA testing

Besides prostate screening (both DRE and PSA tests), other free tests to be offered during the event are blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.

To register, men should call 800-372-6094 and enroll for one education session, which will be followed by optional screening. Enrollment is limited and openings will be filled on a first call, first serve basis.

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