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Free prostate cancer screenings

8/1/2014, 7:17 a.m.

Men, families and caretakers can attend A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer on Aug. 9 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur.

The early detection and education event will include free PSA tests and digital rectal exams – DRE – testing provided by Georgia Urology. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

A prostate-specific antigen test measures the level of PSA in the blood. PSA is a substance made mostly by the prostate. It is found in increased amounts in the blood of men who have prostate cancer.

Men also will be able to set their personal baseline and talk with doctors, specialists and prostate cancer survivors.

There will be a question-and-answer session and educational materials will be provided.

Jamie Dukes, a former Atlanta Falcon and CBS Radio personality, is the event’s host.

Education talks and lunch provided by Pittypat’s Porch take place until 2 p.m.

Free prostate cancer screening gets under way from 2 to 5 p.m.

The church is at 2340 Clifton Springs Road. For a screening appointment, contact Frank Catroneo at 770-619-0710.