Free prostate screens being offered

first_imgLatest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Next UpMoody said early prostate cancer has no symptoms and, when the symptoms appear, it is often too late.“Our goal is to reduce the number of deaths from prostate cancer through early detection,” Moody said. “We can best do that by prostate screenings for men ages 40 and over. We are trying to create the same mindset in men that women have regarding their annual checkups.”The prostate screenings are free so there are no insurance forms to fill up or financial disclosures required. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:55 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img You Might Like Matthews named interim head of TCS The Troy City Schools Board of Education hired Jimmy Matthews as an interim superintendent on Tuesday. The board took the… read more “And, what is so gratifying is that many of those who were screened for the first time are returning and bringing friends with them,” Moody said. “That give us an opportunity to provide a continuity of care as far as prostate cancer is concerned.”In 2006, Alabama received an “F” when the National Prostrate Council Coalition graded the states on how they took care of prostate cancer.“That really bugged me that we got an ‘F,’” Moody said. “At that time, Alabama didn’t have an insurance bill that required insurance companies to pay for prostate screenings. We got an insurance bill passed and also had an opportunity to talk to legislators and got some money flowing to pay for some of the free screenings.”Moody expressed appreciation to the Pike County Health Department for its partnership in the free prostate screening program.“Alabama has an outstanding health department and it has worked out to be a great partnership between us and the health departments,” he said. “We like to believe that together we are doing a little good.” Sponsored Content Free prostate screens being offered “If the screenings find an abnormality and the individual doesn’t have the ability to pay, we will do whatever follow up is necessary,” Moody said. “We have done a lot of biopsies at the Urology Centers of Alabama and surgeries, too. We aren’t going to screen an individual and find a problem and say, ‘good luck.’ We’re going to do whatever needs to be done.”The prostate screening is a simple procedure that includes a blood screening and a rectal examination.“The screening only takes 10 minutes and it saves lives,” Moody said.Urology Centers of Alabama has been conducting free prostate screenings since 2006 and to date 2,582 men in 14 counties have been screened. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Print Article Free prostate cancer screenings are being offered to men ages 40 and offer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pike County Health Department.The screenings will be conducted by Urology Centers of Alabama, which offered a similar screening in April 2010. At that time, 87 men took advantage of the service. Of those, 16 percent had some abnormality and at least two had positive biopsies, said Dr. Tom Moody.“Screening for prostate cancer is very important because, like other cancers, when detected early, it is curable. If prostrate cancer is not detected early, it is not curable,” Moody said. “Prostate cancer continues to be the second leading cause of deaths among men. In 2010, 600 men in Alabama died from prostate cancer and many of those deaths could have been prevented.”last_img read more