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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Another big turnout at prostate screening event

  • RiverView’s North Clinic was at capacity Tuesday night, June 10 for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Prostate Awareness and Free Screening Program.
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  •     RiverView’s North Clinic was at capacity Tuesday night, June 10 for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Prostate Awareness and Free Screening Program.    
        The event was held in conjunction with Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Week which ran from June 9-15.   
        The free screening was made possible through the RiverView Foundation, staff at the North Clinic, RiverView Urologist Dr. Steven Schultz and Dr. Bill Noyes, a radiation oncologist at the Cancer Center of North Dakota. Dr. Noyes volunteered his time for the event and funded half of the PSA lab test costs through the Hope Foundation of North Dakota. Dr. Noyes is the president of the Hope Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of helping cancer patients in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.   
        “Approximately 1 in 10 men will have some form of prostate abnormality during their life,’’ reported Dr. Noyes. “Cancer screening events are a great way to raise awareness of cancer and the positive effects of screening.’’   
        After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.
        “As director of the RiverView Foundation, I am genuinely grateful for the generosity and stakeholder role of Dr. Noyes,’’ said Kent Bruun. “This Foundation and donor sponsored screening event is another example of our commitment to give back to our community and to serve the healthcare needs of our patients. ‘’   
        Bruun also thanked KROX Radio personality Raymond Lee for being an advocate for the program by sharing his personal experience with the community.   
        For more information on this program or the RiverView Foundation, contact Bruun at 281-9249 or kbruun@riverviewhealth.org.

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