Prostate Cancer Screenings
Winneshiek Medical Center offers a free prostate cancer screening during National Prostate Health Month every September.
A free digital rectal exam is performed by Brad Orvis, M.D., urologist with Mayo Clinic Health System at Winneshiek Medical Center. If recommended by Dr. Orvis, a PSA blood test will be drawn at that time. The blood test is $40 and is due at the time of the screening.
Who should be screened?
- All men ages 50-75 not under a urologist’s care.
- All men ages 35-75 with a family history of prostate cancer.
- High-risk men, including Hispanic and African-American men.
Men also should consider the free prostate screening if they have never been screened for prostate problems; have a less forceful urinary stream; have difficulty starting to urinate; feel like their bladder is not emptying completely; or have an increased need to urinate during the night.
Call 563-382-2911 for up-coming screening dates.
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Surviving Prostate Cancer
“I had known that prostate cancer was in my family history, but all three men were on my mother’s side. I honestly didn’t worry about it – I thought prostate cancer had to come from the paternal side to be a threat,” says Steve. Because of his family history, Steve’s wife, Debby, strongly encouraged him to get a general physical at age 40. Never seeing the need for annual doctor visits, it had been years since Steve’s last check-up.