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EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- A Northern Kentucky hospital is hoping to get the word out to men to get tested for prostate cancer.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is offering free prostate cancer screenings.

According to the American Urological Association, the Urology Group and St. Elizabeth, men 40 or older should consider getting the screen.

The American Cancer Society said more than 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the United States and one in six men are diagnosed during their lifetime.

The screening involves an exam by a urologist and a blood test.

The screening is limited so people are asked to call early to reserve a slot.

The event is scheduled for Nov. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas - Cancer Care Center.

To register, call (859) 301-SCRN (7276), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.

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