September is prostate cancer awareness month and Sinai-Grace Hospital is encouraging men to take an important step in prevention and treatment. Sinai-Grace is offering free prostate cancer screenings Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Professional Office Building, Suite 114, and on Thursday, September. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the office of Dr. Conrad Maitland, 7441 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit.

Reserve your spot today by calling (313) 966-4800. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Who should be screened? The American Cancer Society recommends men begin yearly screenings at age 50, or at age 40 for African American men or if there is a family history of prostate cancer.  In its early stages, prostate cancer has no symptoms, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about testing. If caught early, there are many treatment options.

One in six men will get prostate cancer, and the risk increases to one in five for African American men.

Also, join Dr. Maitland, Sinai-Grace Chief of Urology, at the People’s Medical College class, “Men’s Health Forum: Prostate Issues & Erectile Dysfunction” on Saturday, September 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the Sinai-Grace auditorium.

Prostate cancer is a leading killer of African American men.  Erectile dysfunction affects nearly 40 percent of men over the age of 40 and their partners. These issues can raise many questions, but men are often embarrassed to talk about them. Sinai-Grace is pleased to provide a forum for men — and those who love them — to learn about these issues from experts. Maitland will discuss symptoms, tests, and the latest treatment options available. Call (313) 966-4800 to reserve a seat.

Sinai-Grace Hospital is located at 6071 W. Outer Drive, in Detroit.

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