UCPA is proud to team up with the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition again this Father’s Day to celebrate the contributions of fathers to our society and remind men about the importance of prostate cancer screenings.
The organizations sponsor Father’s Day weekend at the Harrisburg Senators annually to draw attention to men’s health. The weekend of June 18 – 20, 2021, will feature special blue fireworks on Friday night, special blue jerseys that will be auctioned off, and a bucket hat giveaway. Get your tickets here: https://www.milb.com/harrisburg/tickets/promotions.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and prevalence of the disease is going up. A January 2021 American Cancer Society study found the death rate from most cancers are going down, but prostate cancer diagnoses are projected to rise over the next year. One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
One of the best ways to survive a prostate cancer diagnosis is through early detection. The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition and UCPA encourage all men to be tested for prostate cancer beginning at 45 or younger, if there is a family history or if they are of African American descent. African American men have a higher rate of incidence for prostate cancer.
Urology of Central PA offers free prostate cancer screenings (both PSA blood tests and DRE – Digital Rectal Exams) for men over the age of 45 who have not been screened previously. To schedule your free screening, call our offices at 717-763-1174 (Camp Hill) or 717-724-0720 (Harrisburg).