The Drive Against Prostate Cancer Brings Free Testing to Myrtle Beach
Washington, D.C. - More than 4,200 men in South Carolina will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, but there is hope through awareness and early detection. That’s why ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer has teamed up with Atlantic Urology Clinics and Carolina Regional Cancer Center to offer the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, the only nationwide mobile prostate cancer testing program.
Hundreds of men can be tested for free on July 21, 22 and 23, 2011. The test consists of a simple blood test and a physical examination. Local physicians will provide these free and confidential testing in as little as 10 minutes without an appointment. Each man will receive a notification letter that explains the test results, a list of local resources for follow-up care, and additional health information.
“More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone,” said Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer. “Yearly testing is the key to early detection and successful treatment of the disease.”
There are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is in the early stages, so testing is vitally important. The chances of a man getting prostate cancer are one in three with one close relative (father, brother) with the disease. The risk is 83 percent with two close relatives and 97 percent with three. African American men are at special risk for the disease, with the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world, one in four men. They are also 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease.
The free testing will be available to the public:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Barefoot Resort Driving Range
From 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5183 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582
Friday, July 22, 2011
Martin’s PGA Tour Superstore
From 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1400 29th Avenue Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577
Saturday, July 23, 2011
From 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1310 N Fraser St Georgetown, S.C. 29440
About Atlantic Urology Clinics
Atlantic Urology Clinics (AUC) was formed in 2007 when the area’s urology practices, Adult & Pediatric Urology Center of the Carolinas, Coastal Urology Center, Grand Strand Urology and Waccamaw Urology Associates came together to offer integrative care and leading therapeutics and technologies for the citizens of Horry, Georgetown, Brunswick and Marion Counties. AUC features comprehensive and state-of-the-art services including integrative cancer care (prostate, kidney, bladder), traditional urology diagnostics/therapeutics (voiding dysfunction, kidney stones, sexual dysfunction), ambulatory surgical center services and cutting edge clinical research.
The AUC physician team has a total of 220 years of experience and is comprised of 12 board certified urologists, one pathologist and two physician assistants dedicated to urologic care. Educated and trained at the top medical schools and academic centers in the nation, our physician team combines proficiency and exceptional skill in advanced surgical techniques, while recognizing that patient care and outcomes are our top priority. We have 11 locations located throughout Horry, Georgetown, Brunswick and Marion counties. In addition to our urology clinics, AUC also includes a cutting edge research center, Carolina Urologic Research Center, as well as two state of the art surgery centers, Parkway Surgery Center and Rivertown Surgery Center.
About Carolina Regional Cancer Center (www.crccmd.com)
Carolina Regional Cancer Center (CRCC), operated by 21st Century Oncology-the largest provider of Radiation therapy services in the country, offers the advantages of a national provider and the care and consideration of a local facility. CRCC is the first Radiation Treatment facility in the State of South Carolina to be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and has been treating cancer and providing compassionate patient care throughout Eastern South Carolina for more than 31 years.
CRCC has a long history of adopting the latest cutting edge technology to provide high-quality care for our patients. Some of the latest technologies include HDR Brachytherapy, RapidArc and TomoTherapy, which not only deliver high precision treatment but optimal patient convenience as well.
The exceptional, highly qualified team that makes up CRCC understands the immense value of state-of-the-art treatment modalities; however, true and outstanding patient care is most important. CRCC strives to help each patient feel comfortable, at ease and secure.
About ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer (www.zerocancer.org)
At ZERO, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease, but also to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life; with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering, and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journey. To accomplish our goal, we provide comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk and conduct free prostate cancer testing throughout the country. We increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and we fund local grants to end the disease.