Arkansas Urology Foundation announced today it will host a series of free prostate cancer screening events during the month of September at five Arkansas Urology locations across the state. The events are part of Arkansas Urology’s 18th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health, in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
“These events can make a real difference. Over the past 17 years of Kickoff to Men’s Health events, Arkansas Urology has provided free screenings close to 8,000, and about 1,500 to 2,000 of those were diagnosed with an enlarged prostate,” said Chris Shenep, director of the Arkansas Urology Foundation. “Arkansas Urology Foundation is dedicated to serving the community, and these annual free screen events are a testament to that.”
The events offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially life-saving prostate cancer screening absolutely free. Each screening will include a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and a digital prostate exam. Participants are also eligible to win door prizes at each event, including a 65-inch television.
Each event is 4-7 p.m. Dates and locations are:
- 8 – Little Rock
1300 Centerview Dr
Little Rock, AR 72211
- 12 – El Dorado
619 N Newton Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730
- 15 – Pine Bluff
1801 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
- 20 – Bentonville
400 SE Macy Rd Ste. #18
Bentonville, AR 72712
- September 29 – North Little Rock
4200 Stockton Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72117
The events are particularly focused on reaching the uninsured or underinsured, those who might not seek screening due to anxiety about the exam and those at higher risk for prostate cancer due to their race or other factors. That includes those with a family history of prostate cancer, African American and Hispanic men over 40 and white men over 50, especially if they haven’t been screened in the last year.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, accounting for around 15 percent of all diagnosed cancer cases in male patients. One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 260,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease in 2022, with over 34,000 Americans dying from prostate cancer this year.
For more information or to register for one of the free events around the state, call 501-410-1187 or visit arkansasurology.com/kickoff-to-mens-health
2022 Kickoff to Men’s Health flyer available for download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c_cqiQMcSDcFEeCrtFV3ZdWzzq92_8S9/view?usp=sharing.
About Arkansas Urology
Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients through its Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the country. Arkansas Urology averages 130,000 appointments per year in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Bentonville, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Gravette, Heber Springs, Jonesboro, Monticello, Pine Bluff, Russellville and Stuttgart. Arkansas Urology is made up of 19 physicians, more than 23 advanced practice providers, and more than 325 clinical and business staff employees.