Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond is offering a free prostate cancer screening during September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

The screening will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Walgreens, 1910 W. Thomas St., in Hammond. No appointment is necessary.

The prostate cancer screening includes a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a doctor.

Prostate screenings are for men age 50 and older who do not have a doctor or have not been screened in the past 12 months. Those at higher risk such as African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer should consider being screened beginning at age 45.

Call (225) 215-1234 or toll-free at (888) 616-4687 for information.