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September is prostate cancer awareness month

September is prostate cancer awareness month

In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, St. John’s Medical Center is holding public talks and offering complimentary prostate cancer screenings.

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S.,” said St. John’s Medical Center urologist Ted O. Morgan, MD. “If you are over the age of 50, getting a screening is the first step in keeping your prostate healthy.”

On Friday, September 13, Dr. Morgan and radiation oncologist Ryan Bair, MD, will speak about prostate health at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, from 1:00 to 1:30 pm (830 E. Hansen Ave, Jackson). A question and answer period will follow.

On Monday, September 16, Dr. Morgan will speak at the Lander Senior Center at 11:45 am (205 South 10th St, Lander) and at the Riverton Senior Center at 1:30 pm (303 E. Lincoln St, Riverton).

Attendees at any of the talks will receive a coupon for a free prostate screening. The goal of screening for prostate cancer is to find cancer that may spread if not treated. During the screening, Dr. Morgan will provide an internal exam of the rectum. If warranted, he will order a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Screenings will be held in Jackson at St. John’s Urology on Thursday, September 26, 8:30–11:30 am, and Friday, September 27, 12:30–3:30 pm. Call 307.739.7690 for an appointment. Located at 555 E. Broadway, Suite 229, Entrance D.

Screenings will be held at the new St. John’s clinic in Lander (scheduled to open on November 4) on Monday, November 11, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm. Call 307.739.7690 for an appointment. Located at 175 N. First St.

Dr. Morgan is a full-time, board-certified urologist at St. John’s Medical Center. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His post-graduation training was in female urology and urodynamics at the University of Texas.

The medical director of St. John’s brachytherapy program, Dr. Bair is a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in HDR brachytherapy. He completed his residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training was at University of Chicago Hospitals and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,


St. John’s Urology treats men and women for numerous conditions that affect the urinary tract, kidneys, and bladder, as well as male reproductive issues. Services include preventive care, disease treatment, and surgery, including office-based procedures. The practice treats people of all ages. People interested in scheduling an appointment may call 307-739-7690. No referral is necessary.


Brachytherapy delivers concentrated doses of radiation directly to a tumor by placing a radiation source either into or immediately next to the treatment’s target inside the body, helping spare critical healthy tissue. Brachytherapy offers patient candidates a highly effective treatment option with reduced potential side effects and minimal life disruption. During brachytherapy, high intensity sources of radiation are placed during a small number of short outpatient sessions, allowing patients to get back to their everyday lives more quickly.


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