For Immediate Release August 28, 2018

EASTON, MD - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States aside from non-melanoma skin cancer. To promote early detection of prostate cancer, the Cancer Program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has scheduled a free screening in Easton.

On Wednesday, September 19, free prostate cancer screenings will be offered at University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 490 Cadmus Lane, Suite 104. The screenings, which will be offered from 5-8 p.m., are being coordinated by the Cancer Program in partnership with the Talbot County NAACP and the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.  Participating physicians include University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group – affiliated urologists, R. Duane Cespedes, MD; John Foley, MD; Andrew Riggin, MD;  and Christopher Runz, DO. To register for screening at the Easton location, call the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health at 410-820-6800.

“One of our top priorities at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is to provide members of our local communities with access to preventive care and screenings such as this one,” comments Nina Weisenborn, BSN, RN, clinical research nurse, UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Center. “Our goal – not just for those patients with prostate cancer, but all cancers – is to make an early diagnosis so that evaluation and treatment can be initiated as early as possible in the disease process. This not only increases rates of survival – it ultimately helps us to create healthier communities for the patients we serve.”

Those interested in being screened are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues.

The screening is open to the public, uninsured and under-insured are welcome to participate. Pre-registration is required for screening as space is limited. 

About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.