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Hundreds of residents screened for cancer

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Amarillo, TX - Hundreds of residents were proactive and got screened for cancer Saturday.

For the second year Harrington Cancer Center offered free prostate cancer screenings to men between the ages of 40 and 75.

The event brought in over 750 people.

"You know the key with any kind of cancer is diagnosis, early diagnosis. Part of that is a screening process so we use the psa test, the blood test, as one of the screening tools for prostate cancer," says Sharri Miller, BSA Health System.

Friends of Fogleberg, which is a group of Amarillo men and women who pay tribute to musician and songwriter Dan Fogleberg, helped fund the free screenings.

Fogleberg died from prostate cancer and the group works to promote awareness of the disease.

September is prostate cancer awareness month.