For activist Henry Blyden, providing free prostate cancer screening to an underserved community is mission-critical.
Knowing that early detection is the key to combating prostate cancer, more than 50 men attended the 9th Annual Free Prostate Screening event sponsored by the African-American fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi and Dattoli Cancer Foundation at the North Sarasota Library on a chilly Saturday morning in January.
While the emphasis of these yearly screenings is on the African-American community, the event is open to everyone. Every man who attends has his blood drawn to get his PSA count and gets a digital exam to see if there are any abnormalities with his prostate. Quick. Simple. And quite possibly lifesaving.
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