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1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Screenings can help catch it early.

Terrance Gist, a prostate cancer patient in Williamsburg, VA, sitting down wearing a white shirt that has a blue prostate cancer ribbon that says "Men in Blue"

Terrance Gist, a 47-year-old Williamsburg resident, shares his story of early prostate cancer detection through blood screening, underscoring the importance of proactive screening. He opted for robotic surgery to remove his prostate after the diagnosis. 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, with initiatives like free screenings by Riverside and Men’s Health Awareness Fair by Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. Riverside also supports ZERO Prostate Cancer, a research and patient advocacy nonprofit, which is organizing a run/walk event in Virginia Beach on October 14th to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Early screening is vital for improved survival rates, and Riverside is offering PSA tests and digital rectal exams.

Read the full article by Daily Press – The Virginia Gazette here.

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Alison Johnson, Correspondent

Alison Johnson is a correspondent journalist for the Daily Press – The Virginia Gazette.