Drive-through prostate cancer screen rescheduled due to rainy forecast
Southeastern Health’s second prostate cancer screening, which was scheduled for Friday, September 18 on the grounds of Southeastern Health Park, has been rescheduled due to continued rain in the forecast.
The free screening, which was part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, has been rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 2.
Men, ages 40-54 who are minority or have a family history of prostate cancer, and, all men, ages 55-69, may qualify for the free screenings if they have not had a PSA in the last 12 months, do not have prostate cancer, and are not currently under the care of a urologist.
Qualifying men may drive through to get their blood drawn for the blood test on Friday, Oct. 2 from 1-4 p.m. on the grounds of Southeastern Health Park at 4901 Dawn Drive, Lumberton.
After the blood draw, participants will need to call 1-844-735-8864 to schedule the second part of the screening, the free rectal exam, which must be completed by October 23.
Participants will be required to wear a face mask or face covering for both parts of the screening due to COVID-19.
This screening initiative is being coordinated through SeHealth’s Physician Services and Community Health Services departments.