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According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Moreover, men of African descent are 73 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men and are nearly 2.3 times more likely to die from the disease. However, if prostate cancer is caught in its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms and the disease is almost always treatable.

Duke Cancer Institute and its partner, Lincoln Community Health Center, will offer FREE prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9.

Men between the ages of 45 and 75, who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer, are encouraged to participate in the free screening. The prostate cancer screening includes specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE). Free blood pressure exams and diabetes testing and other disease screenings will also be available.

FREE screenings will take place:

Saturday, Sept. 8: 8 a.m. to noon

Lincoln Community Health Center

1301 Fayetteville St.

Durham, NC 27707

Sunday, Sept. 9:  Noon to 4 p.m.

Duke Primary Care Croasdaile

1821 Hillandale Rd., Suite 24B

Durham, NC 27705