GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 15, 2016 – The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Community Cancer Center will host a free prostate screening from 5 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, as part of their ongoing efforts to educate community members about prevention and early detection of cancers.

The screening is in partnership with the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) and contributes to an ongoing clinical trial offering free prostate screenings once a year to men ages 40 – 75 who agree to take part in the PCEC trial.

PSA testing, the most common screening for prostate cancer, and digital rectal examinations will be performed by Drs. Richard Evans and David Kraus. There is widespread agreement among researches that PSA testing is responsible for greatly reducing the mortality rate from prostate cancer over the past 30 years.

The physicians, staff and volunteers at the Community Cancer Center are dedicated not only to providing quality cancer treatment, but to educating our community and offering opportunities for cancer detection.

“Early detection can have a big impact on the type or the intensity of treatment that is required for some cancers. Ultimately, screenings like this improve health outcomes for our patients, which is why we strongly encourage them,” shares Dr. Evans.

An appointment is required for the screening. Contact 530-274-6635 to schedule your appointment or inquire about the screening. The Community Cancer Center is located in the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Outpatient Center, Building 3, Lower Level.