Former New York Knick John Starks will join radio announcer Ed Randall at a December 4 Prostate Cancer Seminar and Health Screening sponsored by NYU Langone-Long Island to promote early detection in underserved communities. The event will take place Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
“This is the first post COVID prostate screening event we’ve sponsored and a chance to reach out to men in communities that need us the most,” said Aaron Katz, MD, Chairman of Urology at NYU Langone-Long Island. “African American men are not only twice as likely to develop prostate cancer, they are more likely to have a more aggressive and lethal form of this disease.”
Free admission to the event, which includes screenings and breakfast, will be provided to all African American men as well as all men over 50 who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer or not had a PSA screening in the past year. All men under 50 can also attend free if they have certain risk factors, including family history of prostate cancer, history of smoking, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to Agent Orange, or presence at Ground Zero in 2001-2002.
Screenings will involve a PSA blood test administered by a healthcare professional. Results will be mailed to participants’ home within three weeks of the test.
For more information and to register, email [email protected]