Hudson, FL (August 17, 2009) - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will be offering a free prostate screening on September 24, from 5:00-6:45p.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 350 physicians, 900 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 Reuters and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of Americas Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. It has an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Primary Stroke Center and an Approved, With Commendation, Community Cancer Program, from the College of Surgeons.