The Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Health Department, Harris Health Systems, Hope for Families, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, and District D City Councilman Dwight Boykins have joined together for our Annual Prostate Screening event on Saturday, September 28th from 9am – 3pm at Good Hope MBC.
Black men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men and have the highest death rate from the disease among all racial or ethnic groups in the United States.
The American Cancer Society recommend that the discussion about screening should take place for men at the following ages:
- 50 years of age for men who are at average risk of prostate cancer and are expected to live at least 10 more years.
- 45 years of age for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes African-Americans and men who have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer at a younger than age 65.
- 40 years of age for men with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age.
There are two main tests commonly used to screen for prostate cancer. The DRE Rectal Exam and the PSA Blood Test…this screening will be the PSA Blood Test…, so sign-up today!
To register, go to GoodHope.org or via our ‘I Am Hope’ mobile app.