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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Special Event Set at St. Anthony's Hospital

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (August 25, 2011) – As part of recognizing Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, St. Anthony’s Hospital will present a special lecture and free health care screening to help raise awareness and education.

Outside of skin cancer, Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males.

The screening will include educational information and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests. Along with the screening, a special presentation and interactive session are being held offering information about the latest treatment techniques and options and updates about prostate cancer symptoms and diagnosis.

Advance registration is required by calling (727) 253-4035 or going to www.BayCare.org (click on classes and events).

Date and location are as follows:

• Thursday, September 8, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave N, St. Petersburg.
   o Lecture, noon – Latest Advances in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer and Enlarged Prostate, Eric Diner, MD, urologist
   o Screening, 1-2:30 p.m.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. In 1997, St. Anthony’s became part of BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement between the Tampa Bay area’s leading not-for-profit hospitals. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727) 825-1445 Phone; (727) 257-7052 Pager