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VOL. 126 | NO. 181 | Friday, September 16, 2011

Saint Francis Partners for Prostate Event

By JOHN LINTNER

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Saint Francis Hospital, the American Urological Association Foundation and the National Football League, are sponsoring a free men’s prostate event Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital.

Urologists Dr. Van Bingham, Dr. Walter Rayford and Dr. William “Rusty” Shappley III will attend to talk about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and some treatment options. They will hold a question-and-answer session afterward.

Free PSA – or prostate-specific antigen – screenings will be offered during the event. The American Urological Association recommends men get a baseline PSA by the time they are 40.

Also, the new da Vinci SI Surgical Robot, the latest in surgical technology, will be on display. It allows surgeons to laparoscopically perform surgery for various urological and gynecological procedures using small incisions that are less invasive, which shortens recovery time.

“This is the newest version of the da Vinci robot,” said Marilyn Robinson, senior vice president at Saint Francis. “Men with prostate cancer are having phenomenal results with it, and so we definitely wanted them to have the opportunity to see it and get the experience of what it looks like and how it operates.”

Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson will moderate the event, and University of Memphis head football coach Larry Porter will be the guest speaker. Porter will discuss the importance of men taking care of their bodies, along with some strategies to do that. Tailgate-style refreshments will be served.

“We are very excited about this,” Robinson said. “We are getting a very good response to it at this point, and we’re really looking forward to having somewhere between 100 to 150 men there.”

Call 765-1849 to register.

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