The Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center at White Memorial Medical Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Sunday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The screenings provided will include a free blood draw and digital rectal exams. Hospital physicians will conduct the exams.
The Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center at White Memorial Medical Centeris located at 1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Los Angeles.
The only well established risk factors for prostate cancer are age, ethnicity, and family history of the disease. About 64% of all prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men age 65 and older. African American men and Jamaican men of African descent have the highest prostate cancer incidence in the world.
Recent genetic studies suggest that strong familial predisposition may be responsible for 5-10% of prostate cancers. International studies that a diet high in saturated fat may also be a risk factor. There is some evidence that the risk of dying from prostate cancer may increase with obesity.
An estimated 186,320 new cases will occur in the United States during 2008. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.
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