Methodist Hospitals is Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screening during September – National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September 12, 2016

Inflatable Prostate will be on display to inform and educate the public about prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer awareness month is about being aware and informed. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S. Each year more than 29,000 men will die of prostate cancer according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. When diagnosed early the five year survival rate is almost 100 percent. For this reason Methodist Hospitals is offering free prostate screenings on the following dates and locations as listed below:

  • Monday, September 19, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Midlake Campus, 2269 W. 25th Avenue, Gary, IN
  • Wednesday, September 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Southlake Campus, Pavilion B
    200 E. 89th. Avenue, Merrillville, IN

Screenings are for men ages 40 to 70, not under the care of a Urologist, whole last PSA test was performed more than 6 months ago. To register call 1-888-909-3627 or visit MethodistHospitals.org.

An Inflatable Prostate will be on display at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville during the screenings on Wednesday, September 21, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Inflatable Prostate is a giant (12’L x by 12’W by 10’T) inflatable standing prostate which provides a visual representation of the progression of Prostate Cancer along with simple and succinct explanations. The Inflatable Prostate is offered as an educational resource by Sanofi Genzyme Oncology US.

About Methodist Hospitals.
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.

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Media Contact
Evelyn Morrison
Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications
219-886-4412
emorrison@methodisthospitals.org