September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Baton Rouge, LA - In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge will offer free prostate cancer screenings on September 12, 2007 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Participants should report to the hospital cafeteria. Appointments are required to participate and can be made by calling 1-866-OCHSNER.
According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, every three minutes a man finds out he has prostate cancer --- the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men. More than 218,890 cases are expected in 2007, making prostate cancer among men more prevalent than breast cancer among women. Screenings consist of the PSA test as well as the digital exam.
17000 Medical Center Drive - Baton Rouge, LA 70816 - phone 225-752-2470 - www.ochsner.org
About Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge: Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge (www.ochsner.org) is a 200-bed hospital offering a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including cardiopulmonary, emergency, oncology, radiology and imaging, and same-day surgery. Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge employs over 300 physicians. Conveniently located at I-12 and O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge, the hospital is situated on a 95-acre campus.