For Immediate Release: September 29, 2015
Dr. Michael J. Curran MD, CEO, Greater Boston Urology (855) 505-3335
Framingham_ On Monday, November 2nd, Greater Boston Urology (GBU) physician, Dr. Michael Geffin will join Dr. Joseph Aronovitz, a radiation oncologist affiliated with practices such as MetroWest Medical Center, to facilitate free prostate cancer screenings. The screenings will be held at the MetroWest Medical Center on 115 Lincoln Street in Framingham and will be offered to men throughout the community, in an effort to provide access to lifesaving early detection tests.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed within the United States in 2015. When found early, prostate cancer is highly curable. Factors such as age, race, and family history contribute to the risk of developing the disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in American men. Though the disease is serious, the American Cancer Society reports that there are over 2.9 million men in the country who are prostate cancer survivors.
“Our hope is that by offering prostate cancer screenings at no cost to the patient, in a convenient location, more men will participate in the screenings. If a diagnosis is made, doctors will have a chance to prevent the spread and possibly cure a patient’s cancer, which otherwise may have gone undetected,” said Dr. Michael Geffin of Greater Boston Urology.
Greater Boston Urology was founded in 2010 with the goal of uniting the most talented urology physicians and specialists in Massachusetts, and is a leader in urological care. The practice is dedicated to providing its patients and the community with education and resources to proactively maintain their health.
The prostate screenings, which are recommended for all men age 55 to 69 by the American Urological Association, will include a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a physician. For the convenience of participants, exams will be scheduled after normal business hours, between 5pm and 7pm. To participate in the screenings, men must preregister by calling 508-383-1260. Those with known prostate cancer or elevated PSA levels are not eligible for the screening. On November 2, patients will have admittance to free parking and may use the Cancer Center’s Main Entrance. Screenings will take place on the Lower Level of the building.
Greater Boston Urology offers comprehensive care throughout New England by providing its patients with highest quality treatment and services nationwide, using the most advanced technologies available. Upholding its commitment to excellence and innovation, Greater Boston Urology opened a state-of the-art laboratory in 2012, featuring both anatomic and molecular testing. The practice has seven offices in the communities of Falmouth, Framingham, Norwood, Hingham, Milton, North Easton, and Plymouth.
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