(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The Ohio County Health Department had been depending on grant money to fund its offering of free prostate cancer screenings for 15 years.
Since the grant could not be obtained this year, the department is asking for donations to keep the screening program going.
The blood test – called a PSA, or prostatic specific antigen – will be offered at the Ohio County Health Department, 117 Sixth Street, Rising Sun, on Saturday, April 13. The department will ask for donations to cover the cost
Individuals seeking a screening should call the health department to set up an appointment, (812) 438-2551.
The health department recommends a digital rectal exam along with the PSA screening, but it is not required.
The screening is primarily targeted for men 40 to 70 years of age. Men with a family history of prostate problems, experiencing urinary problems, or have had an elevated PSA test over one year ago at also advised to undergo the test.
“The Ohio County Health Department hopes local men will take advantage of this important screening which could save their life.”