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Published on November 14, 2013

It’s back: Football, subs, and prostate screenings at ‘guys night out’

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MONTEREY, Calif. — If it’s Monday, it must be football and sub sandwiches…and prostate screenings?

 

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s popular “guys night out” prostate screening returns on Monday, November 25, with big-screen viewing of the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Washington Redskins and free submarine sandwiches and prostate screenings.

 

“We’ve made this an annual event because of its popularity — and its importance,” says Eric LoMonaco, director of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Community Hospital. “Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men, following skin cancer.”

 

Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man's blood. PSA tests will be provided in a private, confidential setting.

 

The event is open to men 45-70 who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have not been screened in the last two years. It will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the main conference rooms at Community Hospital, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. Registration is required by calling 800-388-4301 by November 22.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/