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When it comes to the issue of battling cancer, the two biggest weapons we have are avoiding certain behavior and early detection.
As far as early detection is concerned, Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin are currently offering free prostate cancer screenings to men who meet the following criteria:
>Men over fifty who have not had a screening in the last twelve months.
>Men over forty who have or have had a father or brother with prostate cancer, and have not had a screening in the last twelve months.
>African-America men over forty who have not had a screening in the last twelve months.
I had a few days off last week and decided to take advantage of this tremendous offer. I had a 2 PM appointment and arrived on time. I was treated with punctuality, courtesy, and complete professionalism. The tests were finished and I was on my way out by 2:20 PM.
If you meet the above criteria please take a few minutes out of your week and go for an appointment. Appointments can be made by contacting Froedtert at 800-272-3666.
Sure - there are a lot of things you can do this week that would be more enjoyable. But few perhaps that would be more important.