Senator Fuschillo to Sponsor Free Prostate Cancer Screening Program in Lindenhurst

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

September 17, 2012

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

     The free screening program will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Lindenhurst Community Center, which is located at 293 Buffalo Avenue, Lindenhurst. The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Marc Schumer, MD.

     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 or treated for 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 wishing to be notified of the exam results should bring 2 stamped envelopes: one addressed to themselves and the other to   their doctor.

     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.