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August 22, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2011) – In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Parkridge Medical Center is hosting a free prostate screening for eligible men on September 15th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Diagnostic Center adjacent to the main hospital. 


In order to be eligible for the free prostate screening, participants must be age 50 or older, or between the ages of 45 and 50 with a significant risk factor such as a family history of prostate cancer. Men who have been previously diagnosed with or treated for prostate cancer are not eligible to participate in the screening. Pre-registration is required in order to attend this event.


Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers for men. African American men and those with significant family history of the disease are most at risk for developing the condition. Prostate cancer has the best chance for successful treatment when detected early, and it is recommended that men discuss prostate screening with their physician beginning at age 50 to determine if screening is appropriate. Men who fall into a high-risk category are advised to consult with a physician about prostate screening beginning at age 45. 


For more information about this event or to pre-register, call MedLine at 423-622-6848 or 800-242-5662.

About Parkridge Medical Center 
Parkridge Medical Center, a multi-campus facility which includes Parkridge East Hospital and Parkridge Valley, is located in Chattanooga and is part of the TriStar family of hospitals.  Together, the three hospitals of the Parkridge Health System provide the region’s most comprehensive range of services including Accredited Chest Pain Centers, cardiac services, orthopaedics, neonatal intensive care, women’s services, outpatient services and psychiatric care. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge, a Commission on Cancer approved and commended program, provides the latest in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Parkridge Medical Center was first in the region to perform advanced robotics surgery and, with over 1300 cases performed, stands as the most experienced.  To learn more about Parkridge Medical Center, visit www.ParkridgeHealth.com or contact MedLine at (800) 242-5662.

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