Morton Plant Mease offers free prostate cancer screenings, health seminars | Events
Clearwater, Florida -- Morton Plant Mease is recognizing Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with free prostate screenings and health seminars throughout the month of September.
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in American men, and one out of every six males will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
“Screenings can be highly effective in the early detection of prostate cancer, said Scott Klavans, MD, Morton Plant Mease urologist, in a release. “There can be as much as a 40 percent decrease in the death rate if prostate cancer is caught early through screenings. If it is detected early enough and with the advanced treatments available now, prostate cancer patients can experience a good recovery and continue to live a full and active life.”
To help promote early detection of prostate cancer, many free screenings including digital rectal exams (DRE) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests will be offered on Friday, Sept. 7, from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the following locations:
Mease Countryside Hospital
Medical Arts Building, Suite 300
1840 Mease Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL
Morton Plant Hospital
PTAK Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Suite 206
430 Morton Plant St.
Free screenings are offered by appointment only. Call (727) 953-6877.
The community is also invited to several health seminars focusing on men’s health and prostate cancer are scheduled throughout September. Current prostate cancer screening recommendations to the latest treatment advances will be discussed.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Advances
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer including robotic technology treatment that can reduce incision size and shorten recovery time.
Friday, Sept. 7, Noon
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1&2
3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor, FL
Martin Richman, MD, urologist
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Noon
Countryside Recreation Center, Community Room
2640 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater, FL
Lonnie Klein, MD, urologist
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Monday, Sept. 24, Noon
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center
6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, FL
Richard Rabinowitz, MD, urologist
Prostate Cancer Screenings Recommendations
Learn more about the most recent recommendations by the United States Preventive Services Task Force for prostate cancer screening and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing.
Friday, Sept. 7, Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, PTAK Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Suite 114
430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, FL
Scott Klavans, MD, urologist
Reservations are required for the health seminars. For information or reservations, call (727) 953-6877, or go to www.BayCare.org (click on classes and events).