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Free Screenings During Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Date:9/16/2009

and to work with their doctors to determine a screening schedule that is right for them. Prostate cancer screenings during PCAW take about 10 minutes and include a PSA blood test and a DRE administered by a trained professional. Men can also choose to have their cholesterol and testosterone levels checked, as many factors play into overall health awareness and a man's risk for prostate cancer.

Given the number of factors playing into a man's risk for prostate cancer, the PCEC has dedicated each day of PCAW to one particular topic relating to the disease. The days include:

Monday, Sept. 21 - General Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Advanced Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Awareness Day

Thursday, Sept. 24 - Women, Families & Caregivers Day

Friday, Sept. 25 - Know Your Numbers Day

Saturday, Sept. 26 - On the Horizon Day

To find a PCAW screening site near you and for more information on prostate cancer, please visit www.prostateconditions.org or call toll free 866-4PROST8.

About Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Since 1989, the Prostate Conditions Education Council has coordinated national Prostate Cancer Awareness Week in September. During this time period, the PCEC organizes hundreds of free or low-cost screening sites for more than 125,000 men across the country. To date, the program has resulted in more than three million screenings. For more information about how PCEC supports community awareness and education, please visit the website.

About Prostate Conditions Education Council

A national organization committed to men's health, the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) - formally the Prostate Cancer Education Council - is th
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