Free prostate cancer screenings at ECU Health Urology – Washington

Published 11:49 am Friday, September 15, 2023

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From ECU Health

(Washington, NC) – ECU Health Beaufort Hospital, the Shepard Cancer Center and ECU Health Urology – Washington invite men ages 45-65 to receive a free PSA screening on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. at ECU Health Urology at 1202 Brown Street in Washington.

Cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in Beaufort and Hyde counties and prostate cancer is one of the top ranked cancers both nationally and locally. September is prostate cancer awareness month and a time to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.

There is no sure way to prevent prostate cancer however, screening is a process used to look for cancer in people who have no symptoms. This free screening is a blood-draw. Participants will gain peace of mind knowing they are gaining an advantage over prostate cancer. Age, ethnicity, diet and genetics affect personal risk.

Space is limited so registration is required; please call 252-975-8850 to reserve your spot. Participants will wait in their cars to fill out forms and then proceed to the lab station to have blood drawn.

These free screenings are possible thanks to the generous donations to the Shepard Cancer Center Development Council. The mission of the Shepard Cancer Center Development Council is to financially support and promote the Shepard Cancer Center efforts to improve the mind, body and spirit of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and to support efforts to promote prevention, early detection and early treatment of cancer.

About ECU Health
ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of more than 14,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 185 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 110 locations. The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research. For more information, visit