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MCH September Newsletter

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? With age being one of the biggest risk factors for developing this cancer that usually has no warning signs, it becomes very important to detect any trace of the disease early. At age 45 men need to begin speaking with their physician about screenings. The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test is the standard of care for screening prostate cancer. Your healthcare provider will draw blood and then possibly perform a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam).

More than 80% of all prostate cancers are detected when the cancer is confined to the prostate or region around it, so treatment success rates are high compared to most other types of cancer. The 5-year relative survival rate in the United States for men diagnosed with local or regional prostate cancer is over 99%. In other words, the chances of the cancer spreading or men dying from prostate cancer are generally low if the disease is caught early.

Early detection is key!


The Clinics will be closed on Monday, but Convenient Care is open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm for any minor illnesses and urgent care needs.


September is a great time to start a new routine with your exercise, and chair yoga is a great place to start! The Council Grove Senior Center meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11-11:30am and the White City senior center meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10:30-11:00am. Everyone is welcome to join us for some great movement.


Health Wise Lunch Bunch meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and on September 20th, Mallory Villalobos, RN, BSN will be talking about the differences in Medicare versus Medicare Advantage. As we get closer to open enrollment, this is a great time to learn about the differences in coverage and especially the differences in provider coverage. You will find this information to be a great resource in navigating the choices in coverage. Lunch is $6 and you do need to reserve your spot. You can call 620-767-6811 ext. 148 or email to reserve a spot.


The 26th Annual MCH Golf Benefit Tournament may have taken place on the hottest day of the year, but we sure had a lot of fun and a great turnout! Thank you to all of these great sponsors who played a big part in making the tournament such a successful day!


Dr. John Price and his family have settled into Council Grove and he is currently accepting new patients at the MCH Medical Clinic in Council Grove as well as the Chase County Clinic in Cottonwood Falls. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Price in Council Grove by calling 620-767-5126 and in Cottonwood Falls by calling 620-273-6131.


In August, we had a fun group of students and their sponsors from FCA join us for some card games. We always love a good card game and enjoy it when groups stop by to volunteer and/or just visit!

Do you know someone who would benefit from joining this active group? We have a single and a double apartment open and ready to move in! Contact Laverne for a tour and more information. 620-767-5600.

Contact Stacy Zeigler with any questions concerning MCH Foundation events, to register for an event, or to book a speaker for your group or organization.
Email: or call: 620-767-6811 ext. 148.

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