Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Hannibal Regional Medical Group is offering free prostate cancer screenings on September 19th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Hannibal Regional Medical Group. An appointment is required and space is limited so don’t delay, make your appointment today by calling (573) 406-1641.

Dr. Viacheslav Iremashvili, Urologist at Hannibal Regional Medical Group, says “prostate cancer is one of a few tumors for which we have a safe and effective way of early detection through PSA blood test and prostate exam. The screening allows us to find prostate cancers early on when they are still curable and therefore able to save lives.”

Screenings are the only way to catch prostate cancer before it becomes dangerous to you or your loved one. Screenings are not just for men who might have symptoms of prostate cancer. Since all men are at risk for prostate cancer, Dr. Iremashvili suggests “all men over the age of 55 should be screened every year for the disease.” Prostate cancer develops more often in African American men and Caribbean men of African ancestry than those of other races and those men should be screened annually beginning at age 40. Additionally having one or more close relatives with prostate cancer also increases a man’s risk of having prostate cancer and they should be screened annually beginning at age 40.

Prostate cancer has no symptoms in its early stages of development. Most men who have prostate cancer may not even know it, which is why regular screenings are so important. The screening will include both a digital rectal examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The two tests together can often detect cancer before it becomes symptomatic, leading to earlier treatments and better outcomes. The free screenings are provided by medical professionals from Hannibal Regional Medical Group.

An appointment is required and space is limited so don’t delay, make your appointment today by calling Hannibal Regional Medical Group at (573) 406-1641.

What is Urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders, and with the genital tract or reproductive system in the male. Urogenital is a word that refers to the urinary and genital organs.

The medical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology focuses on the reproduction (genital) system of females. Nephrology is the medical specialty concerned with the kidneys.

The most serious and debilitating of benign kidney and urinary tract diseases includes end-stage renal disease (ESRD); kidney stone disease; urinary incontinence; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); interstitial cystitis; urinary tract infection; and polycystic kidney disease.

Other diseases also have a tremendous impact on the disability and death associated with kidney and urologic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension.

For more information please call (573) 629-3500.

Urology Services

Hannibal Regional Medical Group offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide variety of urological conditions. 

  • Kidney stones analysis and treatment
  • Overactive bladder treatment
  • Prostate cancer testing
  • Prostatitis treatment
  • Blood in urine treatment
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Incontinence diagnosis
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Vasectomy surgery
  • Erectile dysfunction options
  • Peyronie's Disease treatment
  • Testicular cancer evaluation
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)


The UroLift System is a minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It is a proven option for patients looking for an alternative to medications or major surgery. It is the only leading enlarged prostate procedure that does not require heating, cutting, or destruction of prostate tissue.

Advantages of UroLift®:

  • Safe and effective
  • Risk profile better than reported for surgical procedures such as TURP
  • Rapid symptom relief, better than reported for medications
  • Only leading BPH procedure shown to not cause new and lasting sexual dysfunction

How the UroLift® System Works:

UroLift System 1

STEP 1: The UroLift® Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.

UroLift System 2

STEP 2: Small UroLift® implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra. The permanent implants are delivered through a small needle that comes out of the UroLift Delivery Device and into the prostate.

UroLift System 3

STEP 3: The UroLift® System treatment provides quick symptom relief by opening the obstructed urethra.

Our Urologists

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