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Phoebe Putney Memorial kicks off Prostate Awareness Month

September 8, 2007

Albany -- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital began Prostate Awareness Month Saturday with free screenings.

Men were able to come in for a free blood and physician screening. This is the sixth year the hospital has offered the free service.

Phoebe hopes this will bring awareness and encourage more men to get screened annually.

"Early detection is your best protection," said Outreach Coordinator, Patricia Swain. "So screenings are so important. Annual check-ups are important. But this really helps those guys that really can't go to a physician on a regular basis."

"You need to keep up with your P-S-A," said Bennie Walker. "You need to know what that number and what it means."

Several other events are planned by the hospital recognizing Prostate Awareness Month.

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