VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Registration was open as of Wednesday for SGMC's annual free prostate screening event.
Dr. Mike Chiang, who will be helping conduct the screenings, said prostate cancer doesn't produce symptoms until it's at an advanced stage and these screenings are key in helping catch it early.
He said he's glad to see all of the people that take advantage of this event, but he knows there are likely still people in the area who should be getting prostate exams regularly but are not.
"We hope that by exposing the public to the availability and to the importance of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, this will help provide better healthcare for the patients," Dr. Chiang explained.
For more information about the event or to register, call (229) 433-1074.