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September 21, 1999

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Johns Hopkins, 100 Black Men of Maryland Offer Free Screenings for Prostate Cancer Sept. 22 and 23

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, Johns Hopkins and the 100 Black Men of Maryland are sponsoring free screenings for prostate cancer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23. The screenings will be held at the fourth floor urology clinic of Hopkins' Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St. Refreshments will be provided.

Experts recommend that men ages 50 to 75 who are not under the care of a urologist be screened. They also advise screenings for men 35 or older who have a family history of prostate cancer or who are African-American or Hispanic. The screening includes a brief medical history, rectal exam and a blood test.

Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call Irene Trueheart at 410-955-3293. Parking is available at the Outpatient Center garage or the adjacent Bond Street parking lot. --JHMI--

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