September 8, 2004--Posted 5:30 pm CDT
Jonesboro, AR--September is prostate cancer awareness month, and next week Region 8 men have the opportunity to be tested for the disease free of charge at the annual St Bernards Prostate Cancer Screening. Hundreds of men will turn out for the free screening that could save their lives, and officials are hoping something as small as a little pride will not keep anyone away.
“We don’t find it embarrassing,” Clinical Educator Danny Kee says, “it is a life threatening illness.” Kee knows what patients expect. His job is to train local nurses to make patients with illnesses like prostate cancer to concentrate on the disease and not the individual. “Every person is an individual and we will respond in an individual manner.” Kee’s says.