JACKSON, Wyo.— In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, St. John’s Medical Center will hold public talks and offer complimentary prostate cancer screenings.
On Friday, September 13, Ted O. Morgan, MD, and radiation oncologist Ryan Bair, MD, will speak about prostate health at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, from 1–1:30 p.m. (830 E. Hansen Ave, Jackson). Dr. Morgan is a full-time, board-certified urologist at St. John’s Medical Center and Dr. Bair is the medical director of St. John’s brachytherapy program, as well as a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in HDR brachytherapy.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S.,” said Dr. Morgan. “If you are over the age of 50, getting a screening is the first step in keeping your prostate healthy.”
For those outside of Jackson, on Monday, September 16, Dr. Morgan will speak at the Lander Senior Center at 11:45 am (205 South 10th St, Lander) and at the Riverton Senior Center at 1:30 pm (303 E. Lincoln St, Riverton).
Attendees at any of the talks will receive a coupon for a free prostate screening. The goal of screening for prostate cancer is to find cancer that may spread if not treated. During the screening, Dr. Morgan will provide an internal exam of the rectum. If warranted, he will order a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Screenings will be held at the following locations and times. To book an appointment, call 307.739.7690:
St. John’s Urology
555 E. Broadway, Suite 229, Entrance D.
Thursday, September 26, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Friday, September 27, 12:30–3:30 p.m.
St. John’s Clinic in Lander
175 N. First St. (scheduled to open on November 4)
Monday, November 11, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm.
Call 307.739.7690 for an appointment at either location.