TAMPA, Fla. - It's no secret men are less likely to head to the doctor than women, until something's really wrong. Most say they just don't want to spend the time or the money, but Moffitt is trying to take at least one of those excuses out of the equation.
They're holding a men's health screening today at the University of South Florida and the event is free.
Men can get screenings for blood pressure, HIV, skin cancer, diabetes, prostate and more, along with attending free health seminars. There will be free breakfast and lunch and admission and parking are also free.
Moffitt works with more than 40 community organizations to put on the Men's Health Forum each year for underserved and uninsured men of Tampa Bay.
Moffitt wants to stress the importance of screenings and preventative health measures.
Moffitt says last year, more than 500 men attended the forum. Of the 500, 107 men completed prostate exams and nearly 20% of them had abnormal results. Nearly 200 men received skin cancer screenings and of those, 29% had suspicious findings.
The event is being held at the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
For more information on the screenings, head to http://www.mhftampa.com /. You can also call: call 1-888-MOFFITT.
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