September 2, 2011


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will offer a free prostate cancer screening on Friday, September 23, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Screenings will be conducted at Northside Medical Plaza, located at 1600 Nashville Highway in Columbia.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer for American men. Men at increased risk for prostate cancer include those age 50 and older, those with a family history of the disease and African-American men.

The free screenings are offered to men who do not have a personal physician and who have not been screened for prostate cancer within the past 12 months. The screening process consists of a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Conducting the screenings will be Drs. James M. Fitts, Jr., Stephen H. Heffington, Anthony D. Khim and Justin K. Kropf, all of whom are urologists on the medical staff at MRMC. 

Appointments are required and a limited number of appointment times are available. To schedule an appointment for a prostate cancer screening on September 23, call 931.380.4044.