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Low-cost screenings for prostate cancer available

By Vienna Montague, Producer
Published On: Sep 23 2013 08:03:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 23 2013 08:45:29 PM CDT
Prostate Cancer
REDDING, Calif. -

Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer that kills men, falling just behind lung cancer; and the sooner it's detected, the better chance of survival.

Blood tests and rectal exams are no longer a given for men over 50, so it's important to look for symptoms or to check your genetic history. Symptoms include:

  • A frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
  • A weak or interrupted urinary stream
  • Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing
  • Inability to urinate standing up
  • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen

Mercy Medical Center is hosting a prostate screening on Sept. 26th, Thursday evening.

It will be educational, and several local doctors will be there.

The cost is $20 per screening.

Slots are still available, but you have to register ahead of time.

If you are interested, please call (530)225-7779.