COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Hundreds of men turned out Saturday for free prostate cancer screenings.
Screenings were given for men ages 40-69 at the John B. Amos Cancer Center in Midtown Columbus.
Early detection is a major key to beating the disease when it is found in time.
Organizers say not only were screenings available but educating men on prostate cancer was also important.
William Pratt, Board Secretary of the Georgia Prostate Coalition says, "It makes me very excited and optimistic that we are out here educating men to get tested. That's the most important thing to get tested and it gives me energy if I am surviving you can survive too and have a happy life."
Click here for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on prostate cancer.