BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Men are less willing than women to be screened for cancer, even though men have higher cancer death rates. One of the potential benefits of screening certain types of cancer (like prostate cancer) is that it can be found early, when treatment may be more effective.

On Friday, March 18, the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center will hold a Men's Cancer Screening from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Medicine, located at 527 Medical Park Drive on the fifth floor of the Physician's Office Building.

“As health educators, physicians, and medical professionals at UHC, we want to make a concerted effort to educate men on exact screening procedures, explain how cancer is detected, and communicate what to expect during the screening,” Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, and vice president of cancer services and post-acute care, said. “We hope to make a difference in the lives of men who live in North Central West Virginia through this Men's Cancer Screening.”

The screening will include testicular screening, manual prostate screening, colorectal screening, patient education, and PSA for High Risk Males. Men ages 15 and older should participate in this screening for testicular cancer, and men ages 40 and older should have the prostate and colorectal screening.  

For more information, please contact the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at UHC by calling 681-342-1804. Pre-registration is required for the screening, so please call 1-800-607-8888 to help prevent the most serious form of cancer—YOURS!

For more information: Matt Chisler, Director of Public Relations at United Hospital Center, 681-342-1611