September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and support for the fight against the disease.
Thanks to advancements in research and treatment methods, men diagnosed with prostate cancer have several options and resources available to them to learn more about the disease and the best way to treat their diagnosis.
An important step following a diagnosis is conducting research and educating yourself on the options available to you. Surgery, conventional radiation therapy, brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy are all options to treat prostate cancer. Take time to educate yourself on the various risks and benefits of each option and what best suits your lifestyle. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with the disease, encourage them to learn about their options and seek medical advice.
Contact us to learn more about our upcoming Prostate Community Event, in which we’ll be offering coupons for free PSA screenings provided through our hospital partner, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 17.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.