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Clinic helps men without health insurance to get prostate screenings

Michael Brooks, the medical director at Dynamic Urology Services (File photograph)

Dozens of people took part in a free clinic that ran during an annual men’s health awareness month.

Dynamic Urology Services offered prostate screenings for all men aged 40 and older last November.

The checks included a blood test and prostate exam.

A spokeswoman said: “Dynamic Urology screened 88 men during the month of November ageing from 42 to 92.

“Out of these tests and screenings, 16 – nearly one in every five – men received abnormal results – a high PSA – from their blood test which require further investigation.

“34 per cent of men screened had no health insurance and this initiative provided a service that they could not otherwise obtain.

“The initiative provided some peace of mind to many and will certainly improve and hopefully save some lives.”

Screenings were offered as part of the Movember campaign that raises awareness about men’s health, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

The Dynamic Urology spokeswoman said: “Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men worldwide and like many cancers, early detection is the key to survival.

“DUS’s goal was to spread awareness around prostate cancer in Bermuda and start the important conversation around getting tested and screened.”

Michael Brooks, the clinic’s medical director, added: “We were happy to be of service in these most challenging times.

“It is our hope that we were able to improve awareness about prostate health and we look forward to seeing more men in November 2021.”

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Published January 29, 2021 at 11:51 am (Updated January 29, 2021 at 11:51 am)

Clinic helps men without health insurance to get prostate screenings

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