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Lourdes Hosts Prostate Cancer Event Today
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital and Bayou Southern Catering will host a special prostate cancer awareness event today from noon to 5 pm at the corner of 13th Street and Martin Luther King Dr. in Paducah.

The event is in recognition of September’s designation as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

The hospital will provide free information concerning prostate cancer and cancer screenings, and will also provide general health information. Attendees will receive free masks and other giveaways. 

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men (following only skin cancer.) The ACS estimates more than 33,000 prostate cancer deaths in 2020 and nearly 200,000 new cases diagnosed. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime with the disease more likely to develop in older men and African-American men. 

Bayou Southern Catering will operate a food stand at the event. Pre-orders will be available for pickup from noon to 1 pm and walk-up service will be from 1 to 5 pm or while supplies last. A Taste of Louisiana will offer a variety of BBQ rib plates and sides. To pre-order food for pickup and to see the full menu, complete the online form available at surveymonkey.com/r/NK8YS5X. Orders will be accepted until Thursday (Sept. 17) at 10 pm.

“Catching cancer early can lead to cures, and that education is what we are focusing on for this event,” said John Montville, executive director of Lourdes’ oncology service line. “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is an important time for men to focus on their health including the need for cancer screenings, especially if you are in a high-risk category such as being older. Additionally, African-American men are at a disproportionately higher risk and need to begin screening earlier than others. This disease is highly curable when caught early.”

The prostate cancer awareness event will take place rain or shine and masking and social distancing will be enforced.

For additional information concerning Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital visit Mercy.com. For information concerning Bayou Southern Catering visit facebook.com/bayousouthernky.

Published 03:10 AM, Saturday Sep. 19, 2020
Updated 11:31 PM, Friday Sep. 18, 2020

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