Free prostate screenings are being offered at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital will offer the screenings on Monday, Sept. 30.
Because appointments are limited and available on a first call/first served basis, preregistration is required.
To make an appointment, call Barbara Rohonczy at 914-365-3754.
Hospital officials said, with the American Cancer Society's recommendation that starting at age 50, men should talk to a doctor about the pros and cons of testing so they can decide if testing is the right
choice for them, this is a perfect opportunity to find out your prostate specific antigen (PSA) score.
For anyone at high-risk—African American men and individuals with a strong family history, described as one or more first-degree relatives diagnosed with cancer at an early age—screening should begin at age 45.CORRECTION: This article has been modified to reflect the American Cancer Society's most recent recommendation about prostate screenings. The full recommendation can be found here.