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Free prostate cancer tests in Ludowici, Darien
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project and the Glynn and Long County health departments are again offering free prostate screenings to area men.
Medical experts recommend yearly screening beginning at age 50 for men without any major medical problems. Men at high risk should begin testing at age 45. This risk group includes African American men and any man who has a close relative who had prostate cancer before age 65. Any man who has had several close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age is considered at an even higher risk, and should begin testing at age 40.
The closest scheduled screenings are:
Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. Southeast Georgia Health System McIntosh Family Medicine Center 311 Highway 251, Darien;
Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. Glynn County Health Department, 2747 Fourth Street, Brunswick; and Long County Health Department, 46 North Main Street, Ludowici.
Appointments are not required. For information about all locations, call (912) 466-5160.
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