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AtlantiCare to offer free prostate cancer screenings

  • Atlantic County

James C. Wurzer, M.D.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and the AtlantiCare Cancer Institute is encouraging men to take charge of their health by getting screened.


AtlantiCare will offer a free screening clinic 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Suite 400.


Prostate specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by normal, as well as malignant, cells of the prostate gland. The PSA is a blood test that measures the level of PSA in the blood. Along with a digital rectal exam, PSA testing is often used by health care providers for individuals who report prostate symptoms to help determine the nature of the problem.


The screening will be performed by Radiation Oncology Medical Director James Wurzer, M.D. Samples will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Results will be shared upon completion.


The screening is free.


Men aged 40-80, or 35-80 for those at high risk, including African Americans, veterans, firefighters and those with a family history of prostate cancer, are eligible.


Call 609-383-6447 to schedule an appointment.

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