Free Prostate Screening Event Offered at Texas Health HEB|
BEDFORD, Texas — Almost 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
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 Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford will host a free prostate screening event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will be held in the Edwards Cancer Center, located on the north side of the Texas Health HEB campus, 1600 Hospital Parkway in Bedford.
The prostate screening includes a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test. Also offered are balance screenings, fitness activities, health education, nutritional information and screening prevention tips from the ACS.
“Having annual screenings is a good way to keep a handle on your risk factors for many diseases and cancers,” said Wade Lowry, M.D., urologist at Urology Associates of North Texas and on the medical staff of Texas Health HEB, and the hospital’s medical director for prostate screening.
Registration is required and appointments are limited. To register in advance for the screening, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 304-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit, comprehensive cardiac services (including cardiac rehabilitation), and behavioral health services through Texas Health Springwood Hospital. Texas Health HEB recently received Level III Trauma Center designation as well as dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center. The hospital also is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, certified as a Primary Stroke Center and designated as a "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF.
Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/HEB.
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.