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Prostate Screening September 25th

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are sponsoring a free prostate screening. The screening is 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff, 1200 N. Beaver St. Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination […]

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Free Cancer Screening at North Country HealthCare

Although “cancer” is a word no one wants to hear, that doesn’t mean we should ignore getting screened.  We always want to be proactive about taking care of our health.  Thanks to the HealthCheck programs, you don’t have to have medical insurance in order to do that.  The HealthCheck Programs, funded by the Arizona Department […]

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FMC Receives $47,400 Susan G. Komen Grant

For the eighth year in a row, Flagstaff Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department has received a grant from the Phoenix Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The $47,400 grant will provide treatment to those who suffer with lymphedema, a painful side effect of breast cancer treatment. Additionally, grant funds will be used […]

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Risks of Screening Prostate Specific Antigen

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein measured in the blood that is produced by the prostate gland. It is used as a marker for the early detection of prostate cancer. Currently, the American Cancer Society recommends all men begin screening their PSA at age 50, with annual tests thereafter. Since the implementation of this […]

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