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Free Prostate Screenings in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

August 07, 2008

Hudson, FL (August 7, 2008) - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will be offering a free prostate screening on September 3, from 4:30-5:30p.m. Screenings consist of a PSA (prostate specific antigen) and DRE (digital rectal exam) performed by board certified physicians. Appointments are required. To make your appointment, call (727) 869-5498 or 1-888-741-5119, 24 hours a day.

Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. Regular prostate check-ups are recommended for men beginning at age 50.  Yearly check-ups are recommended for men 40 and older who have either a family history of prostate cancer or for African-American men who are more likely to develop prostate cancer.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 335 physicians, 950 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Thomson 100 Top Hospital* (* formerly Solucient), and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has received national certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO);  Approved Community Cancer Program by the College of Surgeons and has the only Accredited Chest Pain Center in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet visit: www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com

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Kurt Conover
(727) 861-5141