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Albany men take a stand against cancer

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

September 6, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital helped hundreds of men in Albany take a stand against prostate cancer. Prostate screenings were conducted at the hospital Saturday morning.

Men were invited to come in and have their PSA blood work done free of charge. Doctors say it is important for men to do this annually so they can catch any problems early. Doctors also say this helps them catch other problems as well.

"Every single year since we have started the screenings, we have found men with Prostate cancer. We have found men with other medical problems that might need to be referred to other doctors. Or we find other types of cancers here at the screening," said Dr. Michael Daugherty.

Doctors say every man over the age of 50 should have a prostate screening once a year. African American men and men with a family history of cancer should start at the age of 40.

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