Free lecture: Prostate cancer screenings - Sept. 18

Sept. 4, 2012

Prostate Cancer Screenings – Are they necessary? is the topic of the September Take Note Flagstaff Lecture Series, sponsored by Flagstaff Medical Center. The Tuesday, Sept. 18 lecture will feature urologist William Badger, M.D. The free presentation is 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. Fourth Street. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928 773-2080.

Dr. Badger will discuss the latest findings on prostate cancer screenings, blood tests for Prostate Specific Antigens (PSA) and how they help identify prostate cancer. Time will be available for questions and answers. Dr. Badger practices general urology with fellowship training in robotic-assisted and laparoscopic urologic surgical procedures, including the treatment of pediatric patients.
While the causes of prostate cancer are largely unknown, it is clear that the chance of developing prostate cancer increases in men over age 50. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in six men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men and accounts for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men.  

The Take Note Lecture Series, sponsored by FMC, offers various health-related educational topics to benefit the community. The lectures feature prominent speakers who are experts in their field.
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