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Griffin Hospital to host prostate screenings

September 30, 2018

DERBY — Griffin Hospital will host a free prostate cancer screenings with a sports tailgate feel from 4to 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.

Prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men at 50 years old. Men at higher risk, including African American men and men who have a first-degree relative (father or brother) diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, should be screened at age 45. Men at a very high risk (multiple family members diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years) should be tested at age 40.

In addition to the screenings, participants and family members can enjoy a tailgate party buffet at the Center for Cancer Care. The screening is sponsored by Griffin’s Health Initiative for Men, which encourages men to have an annual physical and to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

The screening will take 10 to 15 minutes. Space for the free screenings is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register, call 203-732-1280.

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