Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer. One in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, that's why it's so important to pay attention to changes in your body. The American Cancer Society recommends talking to your doctor about a prostate exam at the age of 50 (or between the ages of 40-45 if you have a family history). Being active, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding tobacco products greatly reduces a person's lifetime risk of developing cancer.
Dr. John McGill, a urologist on the medical staff of Coliseum Medical Centers, will be speaking on prostate cancer awareness in the Challenge Center of Macedonia Church on Saturday, September 10. The breakfast event will be from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, but Dr. McGill's presentation will begin at 10:00. Reservations are required by calling Virginia Curry at (478) 361-7427 or Marvin Brown at (478) 746-3747. Macedonia Church is located at 600 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.