Screenings will include blood tests and exams by Loyola urologists
WHAT: Prostate cancer ranks only behind skin cancer as the most common type of cancer found in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. You don't have to be among the more than 29,000 American men who will die this year of prostate cancer. Early detection can dramatically increase your chances of survival. Men should be screened for prostate cancer annually after age 50 - even earlier if they are African Americans, who have the highest rate of the disease and the lowest rate of survival. To help fight the deadly disease, Loyola University Health System will be offering free prostate cancer screenings. The screenings will include blood tests and exams by urologists. Participants will be notified of the results of their blood tests by mail. If your test is abnormal, Loyola medical staff will contact you by phone to arrange additional care.
WHO: Loyola University Medical Center urologists.
WHEN: 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
WHERE: Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.
HOW: Appointment times are limited and registration is required. Call (888) 584-7888. Parking is available in the parking lot of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Valet and self-parking are $3. The screening is not recommended for men currently under the care of an urologist.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.