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Silver Cross Offers FREE Prostate Cancer and Osteoporosis Screenings

Joliet, IL (Sept. 8, 2010)--Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death among men.  But when diagnosed early, can be treatable. Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with Advanced Urology Associates will offer free prostate cancer screenings for men Wednesday, Sept. 15, Monday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday,

Sept. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the hospital’s campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. Two simple methods are often used in screening for prostate cancer—a digital rectal exam (DRE), in which a doctor feels the prostate gland through the rectal wall, and a blood test, in which a blood sample is tested for the presence of a substance called prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men should begin screening for prostate cancer at age 50, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer. Those men should be screened at age 40. To schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-888-HEAL (4325). No walk-in appointments.

Osteoporosis Heel Screenings
Women can find out if they are at risk for osteoporosis at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  The Center will be offering $5 Osteoporosis Heel Screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. This quick and painless screening uses ultrasound to measure the bone mineral density in your heels, assessing the risk for osteoporosis.  Schedule an appointment at or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last six consecutive years and a one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).



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