Studies show that one in 11 men will develop prostate cancer. For blacks, the chances are even greater: one in nine.
Prostate cancer often develops without warning signs, according experts. Found in its early stages, the most common cancer of American men is highly curable, however, experts say.
As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, Sept. 22-28, three area hospitals are offering free screenings.
Today through Sept. 28, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson will provide 500 free screenings, including a digital rectal examination and a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test. At GBMC, the examinations are open to men ages 50 and over -- who make up the high-risk group.