Free Prostate Cancer Screening at Marin General Hospital in Honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September

GREENBRAE, CA — In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, a free, two-part prostate cancer screening, aimed at early detection for North Bay residents, will take place at Marin General Hospital's Marin Cancer Institute (MCI).

The initial screening, a PSA blood draw, will be offered to registered participants Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 16, at Marin General Hospital Outpatient Laboratories. The second part of the screening is a follow-up exam Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 S. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae, CA. Advance registration for both screening parts is required; call 888-99-MY-MGH.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men. The Marin Cancer Institute is a leader in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, providing comprehensive, highly specialized care from a collaborative team of university-caliber surgeons, oncologists, and other prostate cancer specialists.

The latest technologies are used to deliver advanced surgical and radiation therapy through the Marin Cancer Institute. MCI also offers access to clinical trials, providing patients options for leading-edge treatments. The hospital's prostate cancer survival rates are consistently above the national average.

Gary Grossfeld, MD, a fellowship-trained urologist, specializing in oncology, at Marin General Hospital, is leading this year's screening program. Other participating physicians include Bart Gershbein, MD; Harry Neuwirth, MD; Joe Poen, MD; Patrick Bennett, MD; and David Rudnick, MD; all of Greenbrae.