Charles Regional Medical Center Promotes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

According to The National Cancer Institute (NCI),. prostate cancer symptoms may not appear for several years. When symptoms do occur, it’s often too late for prevention; as the disease has usually progressed beyond your prostate, typically affecting your urinary system.

Dr. Boris Naydich, Radiation Oncologist and Dr. Vladimir Kakitelashvili, Urologist, discussed the prevention, treatment, and advancements in Prostate Cancer at the annual UM Charles Regional Medical Center prostate cancer forum, titled “Good Things Come To Those Who Don’t Wait.” Dr. Naydich stated that taking preventative steps in prostate cancer “…is the way to go, to diagnose prostate cancer when it is not detectable…” through physical symptoms.

Prostate cancer continues to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States. The National Cancer Institute states that one in six men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime. In its Cancer Facts and Figures 2014, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 5,000 men in Maryland will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 550 will die from it in 2014. In the US, approximately 233,000 men will be diagnosed and 29,480 will die from prostate cancer in 2014. The absence of immediate symptoms is first reason why we strongly recommend scheduling a prostate screening to promote early detection. The American Cancer Society suggests all males discuss a regular screening schedule with their doctor.

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