World Citi Med (WCM) and the Philippine Urology Association (PUA) celebrated International Men’s Health by giving a FREE Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and Prostate Ultrasound last June 17, 2017 at the World Citi Med grounds. The event entitled: Tayo Na-Man is intended for males 40 years old and above who are more prone to prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer develops in the prostate - a gland that can only be found in the male reproductive system.  It is one of the most common male health issues affecting men all over the world. In the Philippines, the disease ranks second to lung cancer in the mortality rate of Filipino men.
DRE and Prostate Ultrasound are key factors in early detection of prostate cancer. Through these procedures, doctors could tell if there is an abnormality in size, presence of lump or risk of prostate cancer.
Doctor Wilfredo Tagle, WCM Urology Head led the event together with WCM Urologists Doctor Omar Alexander Arabia and Doctor Lorelai Sapno, and Junior Consultant Surgery, Doctor John Gary Uson. WMC Medical Director Doctor Margarita S. Santella-Jara also graced the event and gave a welcoming speech.
There were a lot of inquiries after the first day; hence, another consultation was done to accommodate other patients this time with the Society of Men’s Health Philippines (SMHP) on July 1, 2017. Doctor Wilfredo Tagle, Vice President of SMHP and Doctor Quincy Raya, President of SMHP, and a licensed Men’s Health Doctor initiated the second batch of consultation.
A total of 300 Filipino men were given free examinations and prescriptions in the two-day event. Biomedis, a division of United Laboratories Inc. and makers of Conzace and Dioxel, gave free medicine to each patient. Cupcakes, taho, ice cream, and juices were provided during the event. They also took turns singing from a videoke machine that was made available for them to enjoy while waiting for their turn for consultation.
Thank you to Biomedis, doctors, partner organizations, and patients who came and made the event successful.
World Citi Med has a center dedicated solely to Men’s Health - WCM Urology Center that offers:
Know the status of your prostate. For any inquiries on prostate ultrasound or male executive check-up, please feel free to call us at 913-8380 local 213 or pay us a visit at the 2nd Floor Urology Center World Citi Med 960 Aurora Blvd. corner Anonas St. Quezon City.