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Free Prostate Screening Event Offered at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
08/23/2012

PLANO, Texas — An estimated 241,740 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society.

An estimated one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lives, but most men do not die from the disease.

That’s why early detection is important.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano will host a free prostate screening event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will be held in the Patient Access Center, located in the main hospital building.

“Having annual screenings completed is a good way to keep a handle on your risk factors for many diseases and cancers,” said Carinsa Gaston, oncology program manager at Texas Health Plano.

To register in advance for the screening, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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