The Town of Smithtown and the Nesconset Fire Department will sponsor a Prostate Cancer Screening event on September 12th from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Nesconset Fire Department. The event is open to all men over the age of 40 who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance.
“As a prostate cancer survivor, I can tell you firsthand the importance of having your prostate exam and your PSA exam as early as possible. It was because of that exam that I was identified as having prostate cancer 19 years ago. I strongly recommend that any male over the age of 40 have this exam yearly.” - Councilman Tom Lohmann
This event is meant to coincide with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Thomas Harrington of Advanced Urology Centers of New York will be conducting DRE tests, and PSA blood tests will be performed by a medical technician from Integrated Medical Foundation. Seaqua Deli of St. James will be catering the event, and will provide healthy lunches for the participants.
“I work with men that are living proof that, if caught early, prostate cancer can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience. I learned about prostate cancer through an employee for our Parks Department, Bill Renner. He educated me on this disease. Bill was diagnosed in his 40’s. As he was talking to me, I looked back at him and saw a young man, something you do not think about when you hear prostate cancer. Thankfully, Bill was treated, and has become a strong vocal leader in bringing prostate cancer awareness to the table.
Thanks to IMF Cares, Smithtown residents can be proactive by registering for a free prostate screening. If you know a loved one over the age of 40, talk to them about getting screened. A simple blood test can change their life forever.” - Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, while approximately 1 in 36 men will die from prostate cancer. In 2018, an estimated 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that all men at risk undergo screening in order to recognize potential prostate problems early, before they become serious.
To register for this event, those interested should RSVP at 631-257-6070.