September is known as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is once again partnering with Mount Sinai to bring a free Prostate Cancer Screening event to Ozone Park.
After a successful Prostate Cancer Screening event in July at Atlas Park in Glendale, Addabbo wanted to bring the event back to a different portion of the district to help more men take control of their health.
During this free prostate cancer PSA blood test screening, Mount Sinai’s Robert F. Smith Prostate Cancer Screening Mobile Unit will be set up at the Living Word Christian Fellowship, located at 132-05 Cross Bay Boulevard, Ozone Park, on Monday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to service men who register with Addabbo’s office.
This free screening will be open for men aged 40 and older who have never been previously diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, whether or not they have health insurance.
“We had the privilege of getting a dozen men their free PSA blood test at Atlas Mall in July, and I am happy to partner again with Mount Sinai to bring this great event to the Ozone Park community,” Addabbo said. “It is important that men check their prostate health, especially as they age, because early detection is the best way to combat prostate cancer. During this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, I want to thank the medical professionals with Mount Sinai and Pastor Joel Sadaphal and staff at Living Word Christian Fellowship for their coordination on this event.”
While registration for this event is encouraged, walk-ups will be accommodated on the day of the event. Those who register with Addabbo’s office will need to provide their name, age, date of birth, address and phone number. On the day of screening patients will be asked for their government-issued ID and insurance card, if they have one.
Insurance is not required since participants will not be billed for the screening, however if a follow up visit becomes necessary based on the results of the screening, Mount Sinai will the already have any needed information should they wish to continue their care with Mount Sinai. Patients generally receive results within 2-3 days after the test was administered.
To register for your free PSA blood test, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.