Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health will observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the 11th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m. The event will offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially lifesaving preventive screening at Arkansas Urology’s Little Rock campus, located at 1300 Centerview Drive.
Each man will receive the “100% Men’s Health” screening, which typically involves comprehensive lab tests and/or a prostate exam, free of charge. Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health physicians will check for potential heart, blood pressure, kidney, bladder and metabolism problems. Physicians will also assess vitamin, nutrient, LH, FSH and hormone levels (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin), as well as conduct DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screenings for potential internal bleeding, urinalyses and much more. Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health will be giving away a flat-screen TV every 20-minutes to men who register and participate in the screening. Interested individuals are encouraged to call 501-219-8900 to schedule an appointment. Screening results may be mailed to participants or specific results from a healthcare provider may be relayed by phone.
“Last year’s event brought potentially serious medical issues to the attention of 495 men – men who may not have been screened for these particular issues otherwise,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “We’re happy to host this annual event that raises awareness of the importance of men’s health and provides a safe and supportive environment for men who may have been hesitant to come in for a screening.”
Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event is presented by CHI St. Vincent.