HOUSTON, TX - September is prostate cancer awareness month. It's one of the most common cancers in men -- and one of the deadliest. But the earlier it's caught, the better chances of survival. A free health fair featuring prostate cancer screenings is slated for Saturday, September 22nd from 8 a.m to 12 noon at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church located at 3015 North MacGregor Way.
Dr. DZ Cofield, Senior Pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church says prostate cancer testing is crucial for men, and it could save your life.
- Prostate cancer is the number #2 cancer killer in men, next to lung cancer
- Prostate cancer appears in African-American men 3-4 times more than other ethnicities.
- There are often few symptoms until late stage
- Early detection is key
- It's a simple blood test
- Free follow-up treatment for uninsured and under-insured men
Dr. Cofield said he has seen dozens of the men in his church affected by prostate cancer, and it's critical men get checked as soon as possible. "It's a selfish decision NOT to get tested. You have to think about your family, your grandchildren. You bring value to this world…and you want to be here as long as possible.”