Central Piedmont Community College


[Cpcommunicator] Prostate cancer screening 9/10

Office of Community Relations Communicator Communicator at cpcc.edu
Thu Aug 28 16:16:16 EDT 2003
-- From Tracie Tallant

Statistically, one man out of every eight will be diagnosed with
prostate cancer during his lifetime. It is the second leading cause of
cancer death of men and the number one cause of death in
African-American men.

Occupational Health and Safety is offering a simple blood test that can
check the level of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) in a man's
system.  The level of this protein can increase as a result of prostate

This simple blood test screening will be offered at Central Campus
Administrative Support Center Room 221, located at the corner of Seventh
and McDowell Streets, on Wednesday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. - 12

CPCC's State of N.C. Teachers' and Employees' Medical Insurance is
accepted and will be filed for you. 

Enjoy plenty of free parking at the ASC building and the privacy of
having the results sent directly to you and/or your physician. This
screening includes all blood work, laboratory work, and physician's
interpretation of results. General information and literature will also
be available. This screening is open to all men, but particularly all
men 50 years of age and older, all men with a family history, and all
African American men 40 years of age and older. 

This screening is also available to spouses, retirees, students, etc.
depending upon insurance.

Please contact Tracie Tallant in Occupational Health and Safety, 6580,
for an appointment or for more information.

--Tracie Tallant

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