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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN BELLMORE

 

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program in Bellmore.

           The free screening program will be held on Tuesday, February 5th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Bellmore Library, which is located at 2288 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore.  The free screenings will be conducted by Eric Thall, MD of Advanced Urology Centers of New York-Rockville Centre.

           The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:


·         Open to all men over the age of 40 who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;


·         Screenings will include a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam;


·         Men who will be getting screened must bring a photo ID containing an address, such as a driver’s license;


·         Patients must bring a self addressed, stamped envelope to be notified of the exam results. Patients should also bring the name and address of their primary care physician if possible.


Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted.  Screening appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Men who would like to schedule an appointment for a free prostate cancer screening should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.