|| Cleveland Clinic Akron General is partnering with the One-in-Six Foundation and Stewart’s Caring Place

Cleveland Clinic Akron General is partnering with the One-in-Six Foundation and Stewart’s Caring Place

FREE prostate cancer screening blood tests

, OH - Monday, July 29, 2019, AKRON: Cleveland Clinic Akron General is partnering with the One-in-Six Foundation and Stewart’s Caring Place to give area men greater accessibility to free prostate cancer screening blood tests and education.

Working together as the Prostate Cancer Coalition, these three groups are combining their medical expertise, clinical and lab services, programs and resources to provide testing at a series of walk-in events in the area.

“Together we are committed to raising awareness of prostate cancer and the availability of free screenings,” said Todd Breaux, M.D., an Akron-based urologist with Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. “We are focused on reaching men ages 40 to 70 who are not receiving healthcare and may be at greater risk for this treatable disease.”

Akron General is providing caregivers for education and to perform the testing. The screenings that will be provided at the events are the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which is a blood test that determines the level of PSA – a protein produced by the prostate gland – in the bloodstream.

One-in-Six Foundation builds awareness in the Akron community on the risks of prostate cancer and the value of early detection. As part of an ongoing awareness campaign, One-in-Six offers free PSA testing to men in the Akron area.

“One-in-Six has been providing free PSA tests for men since 2005, but it’s been our dream to get out into the neighborhoods and reach out to men, particularly African-American men, who are at greater risk, and men who don’t go to the doctor,” said Laura Hunsicker, President of the One-in-Six Foundation. “The Prostate Cancer Coalition has become a team with one common goal of getting PSA tests to as many men as possible, and everyone is so excited to make this happen.”

Stewart’s Caring Place provides a relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs for patients and families on their cancer journey at no cost.

“We are proud to be a community partner for the Prostate Cancer Coalition, as we provide supportive services and programs for individuals and families who are facing cancer,” said Jeannine Marks, Executive Director of Stewart’s Caring Place.

It is important to get tested because prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its early phases, when it is most treatable. Symptoms that may be seen as the disease progresses include trouble urinating, loss of bladder control, blood in the urine or semen, or erectile dysfunction.

Here are the dates that the Prostate Cancer Coalition will offer free blood tests and educational materials. No appointment is needed. Call 330.344.HOPE (4673) with questions.

When: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Where: African American Male Wellness Walk, Buchtel CLC, 1040 Copley Road, Akron

When: Wednesday, Aug. 14
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron

When: Friday, Nov. 1
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Stewart’s Caring Place, 2955 W. Market St., Akron

When: Wednesday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron

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