Wake County

Raleigh church to host prostate cancer symposium, screening

St. Matthew Baptist Church in Raleigh will host a symposium on prostate health Saturday as part of a national campaign against prostate cancer among African-Americans.

The symposium will offer information about prostate cancer as well as free screenings. It is part of the annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer sponsored by the Prostate Health Education Network and held at churches across the country.

African-Americans in North Carolina are nearly two times as likely as whites to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and nearly three times as likely to die from its complications.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Baptist Church, 5410 Louisburg Road.