For Release: September 12, 2012
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, email@example.com
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Without a doubt, cancer screening tests are a great idea - early detection means early treatment. A FREE prostate cancer screening will be held Friday, September 21, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Akron General's Health & Wellness Center – Green, 1940 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown, for underinsured or uninsured males. Please register for this important screening by calling 330-344-2462.
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in men over the age of 75, and is uncommon before the age of 50. An estimated 241,740 new cases will be identified in the United States in 2012 and more than 28,000 deaths will be due to prostate cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.