Rotary/Seton announce prostate cancer screening

HIGHLAND LAKES — For the third time in four years, Seton Highland Lakes Hospital is joining forces with the Burnet, Daybreak and Marble Falls Rotary Clubs to provide low-cost prostate cancer screenings for the first 60 men to call for an appointment. 

The tests will be administered during regular business hours at each of the outpatient labs located at 202 CR 340-A in Burnet and 700 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls Oct. 16-17.

Seton will also offer the screening on Oct. 18 from 9 – 11 a.m. for those who can’t make it during the workweek. 

This year’s streamlined version of the blood tests requires participants to call the Burnet lab at (512) 715-3194 or the Marble Falls lab at (830) 693-8736 to reserve a date and time on the sign-up list.   

As in the past, the total cost per test will be only $10 with the three Rotary Clubs paying the remainder of the costs, which are being offered at a discount by Seton. 

The American Cancer Society recommends that men over 50 receive a prostate screening annually.  Men at high risk, such as African-American men and men with a strong family history of one or more relatives diagnosed at an early age, should begin testing at age 45.