OKC Doctor Explains The Importance Of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, September 28th 2019, 9:08 am

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, and while it typically grows slowly, it can be deadly.

Physicians at Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine say that men should begin annual prostate cancer screening at age 50  and should begin earlier if family history suggests greater risk.

A free prostate screening event is being held from 9am to noon at the Perry A. Klaassen Family Medical Center on Saturday.


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