Thursday, September 6, 2012
Early Detection Saves Lives
North Charleston, S.C./ September 5, 2012 – Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. About 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year.
Approximately 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. However, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. The death rate is decreasing, in part because of early detection.
During September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Trident Health will be offering four free prostate cancer screenings at its medical centers throughout the Lowcountry. To register for any of these free screenings, please call Consult-A-Nurse at 843-797-FIND (3463).
· 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Moncks Corner Medical Center
· 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Trident Medical Center
· 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Colleton Medical Center
· 5 -7p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Summerville Medical Center
Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website atwww.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.