Free prostate and colorectal cancer screenings In Decatur

By Bobby Shuttleworth - bio | email

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A free prostate and colorectal cancer screening will be offered Saturday, August 28th at the Turner Surles Center at the corner of Vine Street and Sycamore Street in Decatur

Man to Man is a group of prostate cancer survivors and patients who work to learn more about the disease and raise awareness.

They are encouraging men over 40, who are African-American or who have relatives with prostate or colorectal cancer to get screened.

Bobby Smith is a cancer patient.

"November of 2008, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and at 42 years old at that time, I really had no symptoms. The blood screening the doctor did with me at that time is what identified some things he wasn't comfortable with, and he sent me on with more referrals with a urologist. That's why the screening is so important to me," Smith said.

The free screenings will be from 8 am until noon. The process takes about 45 minutes.

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