Prostate Screening

Saludos con los Drs. Pimentel: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know this month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? While only men have prostates, women should continue reading in order to learn more about the physiology of the men in their lives.

Where is the prostate located?
The prostate is a small gland located under the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra—the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body—runs through the prostate.

What does it do?
It helps control the flow of urine and produces fluid that aids in fertilization and sperm transit.

What causes prostate cancer?
There are various risk factors that contribute to prostate cancer. Some risk factors include advanced age, genetics, lack of exercise, unbalanced diet, ethnicity and obesity.

How often should men get checked?
There are 2 main screening exams: The prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE). Men at the age 50 should begin having a conversation with their doctor about cancer screening. If risk factors are higher than average then speaking with a doctor sooner is recommended.

FREE EVENT: Taxi Driver’s Health Fair!

Saturday / Sabado
September 25th, 2010
11-3 p.m.
Audubon Avenue bet. West 166th & 167th Streets
Light for the Eyes
Luz Para Los Ojos
Estaciónamiento Gratis
(Esquina de la 167 y la avenida
Audubon)
Free Parking
(Corner of W. 167th St. &
Audubon Avenue)
Examenes de Salud Gratis:
 Presión Arterial
 Glucosa
 Colesterol
 Glaucoma y de la Vista
 Examenes del VIH
 Cancer en el Colon
 Cancer en la Prostata
(Cita necesaria y debe tener por lo menos
50 años)
Educación Sobre La Salud
Consultas de Immigración Gratis
Free Health Screenings
 Blood Pressure
 Glucose
 Cholesterol
 Glaucoma & Vision
 HIV Testing
 Colon Cancer
 Prostate Cancer
(By appointment only and must be at
least 50 years old)
Health Education
Free Immigration Consultations
To make an appointment for the Prostate Screening please call: 212-305-5857