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Free prostate screenings at Phoebe

September 13, 2003

Albany - Each year prostate cancer kills hundreds of men. It is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths in men in the United States.

Early detection is the best defense against the disease. Men over 40 and African Americans are most at risk of developing prostate cancer.

Dr. Terry Kraus says, "We know that prostate cancer, stage for stage, tends to be more aggressive in African American's than it does in any other racial composite. Those gentlemen, especially, need to come in, need to be seen, need to be examined, need to have their PSA."

Other high risk factors for prostate cancer are a high fat diet and a family history of the disease.

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