PRLog - Aug. 31, 2012 - COLLEYVILLE, Texas -- With Prostate Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the experienced team of specialists at USMD Prostate Cancer Center are set to sponsor a series of events to educate the public on the disease that affects over 230,000 men in the United States annually. Every 2.6 minutes a man in the U.S. is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Our upcoming Prostate Cancer Awareness series is an opportunity for us to teach the public the significance of routine prostate cancer screenings.
Bob Lilly, celebrity spokesperson for USMD Prostate Cancer Center
The Prostate Cancer Awareness series begins with the center’s 4th Annual Open House on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at the USMD Hospital in Arlington, recently ranked 4th in the nation for cancer care by CareChex. During the Open House, guests are encouraged to tour the facility, meet the physicians, and receive an autographed sports memorabilia item from Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Lilly, the celebrity spokesperson for USMD Prostate Cancer Center.
On Saturday, September 15, the USMD Prostate Cancer Center will be administering free prostate screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 11th annual Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure located at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, TX.
Finally, the cancer center will conclude its Prostate Cancer Awareness series on Saturday, September 22 with the 2nd annual, highly anticipated Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5k and 10k races at Vandergriff Park located at 2801 Matlock Road in Arlington, TX. All proceeds from the race event are designated to the non-profit organization ZERO, which advocates for research funding and treatment access, and provides free prostate cancer screenings.
Whether you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, know someone who has, or simply want to support research and treatment, these events provide a great way to be active for the cause.
The physicians at the USMD Prostate Cancer Center are among the most experienced in the world. Over 4,500 robotic surgeries have been performed at USMD Prostate Cancer Center, placing USMD as one of the largest robotic centers in the country. USMD Prostate Cancer Center radiation program also houses one of the most advanced radiation centers utilizing radiosurgery systems with rapid arch technology to effectively treat all grades of prostate cancer with minimal side effects. USMD also continues to be the world’s largest cryosurgery program for patients with primary and recurrent prostate cancer.
For more information about the USMD Prostate Cancer Center or the Prostate Cancer Awareness event series, please visit www.888prostate.com or call 1-888-776-7828.