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Simon Jacobs attended a free Palmetto Health screening after his wife, Tangee, urged him to go. After results and further testing revealed he had prostate cancer, that screening may have saved his life.
Tangee now encourages women to have the men in their lives get screened. Palmetto Health offers free prostate and diabetes screenings throughout the community.
Upcoming screenings include:
Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ross Dress for Less
10136 Two Notch Rd., #107B, Columbia
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Benedict College Gymnasium, 1600 Harden St., Columbia
* Limited DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) appointments offered with the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test to African-American men age 40 and older and all other men age 50 and older. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
It’s Ok 2b Single
Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia
Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St., Lexington
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southeast Middle School, 731 Horrell Hill Rd., Hopkins
Tuesday, March 25, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
South Carolina Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance Business Forum and Trade Fair
The Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia
To register for a screening or to request a full list of available screenings in your area, call 803-296-CARE (2273).