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Free Prostate Screenings Offered at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
Date:9/2/2010

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that early detection can save lives, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is offering free prostate cancer screenings from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Urologists from Scottsdale Healthcare will be available to answer questions and talk about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Free prostate screenings include a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test and digital rectal exam.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is located at 10460 N. 92nd St. on the campus of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

Appointments for the screening can be made by calling 480-882-4636.

  • Hear about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
  • See nutrition and cooking demonstrations for prostate health at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Adult flu shots will be available for $25.
  • Get 25% off at Tina's Treasures Boutique, dedicated to meeting the needs of cancer patients.

Attendees can take the controls of a daVinci robotic surgical system to experience the precision it offers in minimally invasive surgery. Arizona's first daVinci robot-assisted prostatectomy was performed by surgeons at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The daVinci is the world's leading surgical robot for minimally invasive procedures, which result in smaller incisions, less post-operative pain and faster recovery times. Scottsdale Healthcare has the longest experience with the daVinci robot of any Arizona hospital, acquiring the state's first daVinci in 2001
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