The Urology Center of World Citi Medical Center hosted a free prostate and kidney screening and consultation event in Quezon City last Saturday, June 25, 2022. The event was aptly called “Tayo Na Man” to celebrate Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health Awareness Month and as an extension of the Father’s Day celebration. The screening and consultations were spearheaded by Dr. Wilfredo S. Tagle, Chairman of WCMC Urology Department. A total of thirty (30) male patients aged 40 years old and above received their free screening.
Citing the 2020 data from the Global Cancer Observatory (GCO), the Department of Health stated that prostate cancer is the fifth leading cancer site and third leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino males. Prostate exams, like digital rectal exam (DRE) and/or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, help in finding cancers at their earliest stage, when they have the highest chance of being successfully treated. With last weekend’s event, the patients were able to get in touch with the state of their prostate health. The free consultations also gave the men guidance on how to keep their prostate healthy.
A representative from United Laboratories, Inc., commonly known as Unilab, was also present at the event. Unilab provided free medicine (for benign prostatic hyperplasia/BPH) to the patients.
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