Orion to hold free prostate screening

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  • Jose Mari M. G.
  • 9 years ago

   This is one of the health activities brought by Mayor Tony Pep Raymundo in the town that has witnessed a myriad of social programs from the local government especially in livelihood and health. “Let us do what is best for ourselves because the reason why we are giving these programs is to foster cooperation among us to bring forth a progressive and orderly life for every citizen,” said Raymundo.


   The said free prostrate screening is also through the support of Dr. Arnold Medina, Dr. Angelito Baluyot and Astellas Pharma Philippines.


   According to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, prostate cancer develops in 19 out of every 100,000 Filipinos. It develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Afflicted patients may experience pain, difficulty in urinating, and problems like erectile dysfunction. Its symptoms develop during the later stages of the disease, and is mostly detected among the elderly because it progresses slowly hence the Philippine Urological Association in the Philippines recommends an annual screening through digital rectal exam.

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