NKY First Responder Cancer Screening
Wednesday, June 7, 1 - 4 p.m.
Independence Fire and EMS Department
1980 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051
All male NKY first responders (full-time, part-time or volunteer) over the age of 50 or those 40 years and older with a family history of prostate cancer.
The Urology Group, which has an office in Crestview Hills, wants to help first responders catch prostate cancer early, providing more time and treatment options for men.
The free screening is in response to a series of studies conducted over the last several years showing evidence of higher cancer rates - including prostate - among firefighters. This data was the basis of HB 156, presented in the legislature in 2015. The event will provide a free prostate screening for any fire fighter or first responder – full-time, part-time or volunteer – over the age of 50 or over 40 with a family history. The test involves a blood draw and digital rectal exam.
“The Urology Group is grateful to have the opportunity to show our respect and say thank you to those who keep our communities safe,” said Dr. Michael Dusing. “It is our hope that by providing the testing in the firehouse, we remove a barrier for getting tested and encourage early detection.”
Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men. The American Cancer Society® reports that nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year, but early detection saves lives.