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Western New York Urology Associates, Cancer Care of WNY to host 'Slam Dunk to Good Health' prostate screening event

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Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:35 pm

Western New York Urology Associates PC (WNYUA) and Cancer Care of Western New York (CCWNY) are teaming up with the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters for a "Slam Dunk to Good Health" prostate screening. The event, which is free and open to the public, is 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Frederick Douglass Community Center, 234 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo (corner of Clinton Street).

Prostate screenings will be done through a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The first 100 men screened will receive a pair of tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters game, which will be held at the KeyBank Center on Feb. 3, 2017. The family-friendly event will also include a meet and greet (from 3-4 p.m.) with the stars from the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Globetrotters will tip off their 2017 world tour on Dec. 26 and will play in over 250 North American markets as well as 30 countries worldwide. Tickets are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com.

WNYUA and CCWNY are hosting this men's health screening event to promote early detection of prostate cancer, the most common type of cancer among American men. Over the past 20 years, WNYUA and CCWNY have helped more than 10,000 prostate cancer patients fight this potentially deadly disease.

The WNYUA providers utilize a team approach in the coordination of care to give their patients access to their collective knowledge and experience. Their doctors are all members of the American Urological Association and continually attend courses to stay abreast of the latest advancements in medicine and urology.

At CCWNY, patients will find advanced treatment options for many different types of cancer, including breast, prostate and lung. It was among the first to offer RapidArc intensity modulated radiation therapy.

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