Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is Prostate Cancer awareness month and an Aitkin local told us about his latest experince with his latest screening. Jim Blakesly of Aitkin went in for his routine physical and had a biopsy with the result of having 12 samples test positive for cancer. Jim said, "I am going to have to do something." He recieved radiation therapy at the Brainerd Radiation Therapy Center under Dr. Nathan Hilton.
Jim finished his radiation treatment in May and had shown no detecable cancer cells. "I am officially cancer free at this point," Jim said. Next week the Coborn Cancer Center and CentraCare Clinic-Adult and Pediatric Urology are partnering up to offer free prostate cancer screening night on Wednesday Sept. 19 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Coborn Healing Center in St. Cloud. Walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is recommended. To call and schedule an appointment call 320-229-4900.