Prostate cancer survivor encourages men to get screened

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - To mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, experts and survivors will come together to talk about the disease.

Us Too International, a nonprofit that provides resources to people affected by prostate cancer, will host "A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer Education Event."

The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers will give an overview on prostate cancer, strategies to make informed decisions and options for treatment for all phases of prostate cancer.

For more information on the event, click here.

George Gardner, who leads the Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group (WPCSG), will join us on First at Four Friday to talk about his experience fighting prostate cancer. Gardner was diagnosed in 2003 at the age of 64.

He encourages men to get screened and get involved in support groups to help guide them through recovery and enhance their doctor visits.

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