Educating Men about Prostate Cancer

ThinkstockPhotos-78819503Two Jefferson physicians recently sat on a panel to discuss risks and advances in prostate cancer care. According to Ayana Jones of The Philadelphia Tribune, patients, patient advocates, and healthcare providers attended, with a goal “to educate attendees about the risk for prostate cancer, risk factors and ways that patients and healthcare providers can work together to better understand the disease.”

Dr. Robert B. Den, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Dr. Leonard Gomella, Chair of the Department of Urology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson contributed their thoughts and expertise.

“I think the overarching message that we want men to hear and understand is that this is a disease that affects many men and it is a very treatable disease for the vast majority of men,” said Dr. Den. Dr. Gomella added that men older than 40 should have a conversation with their physicians about being screened.

 

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