One in six men will develop prostate cancer, said Dr. R. Scott Owens of Urology of Central PA, who is not involved in Mr. Wolf’s care. He said that men should get an initial test, which can be a blood test or a prostate exam, early on, and then follow-up tests after that. Men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men should get an initial test at 40, and other men between 45 and 50, he said.More
Dr. Scott Owens is a urologist based in Camp Hill. He says there’s an attitude that it’s an older man’s disease, but stats in Pennsylvania show a majority of men are getting it in their 50s and 60s. Governor Wolf is 67.More
Dr. R. Scott Owens talks about the importance of regular prostate exams. To watch the story, click here.More
Almost 400 runners and walkers gathered on City Island Friday night to take part in the Zero Prostate Cancer Run and Walk.
The annual event has raised nearly $500,000 in just seven years to help fund awareness campaigns and prostate cancer research. They handed out information on free prostate cancer screenings.More
Their rallying cry has been “Don’t fear the finger.”
Advocates of prostate health continue to promote the dreaded, but necessary, prostate exam.
The doctors at Urology of Central PA want men to be as diligent with that test as women generally are about breast cancer exams.More
More than 400 people registered for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Walk/Run that took place Friday on City Island in Harrisburg.
The event raised $70,000 to fight a disease that will affect one in seven men in the U.S.More
September is prostate cancer awareness month. One in seven men will get the disease, and it can be deadly. But your odds greatly improve if you catch it early, which is why men need to get tested.More
Prostate cancer is one of the most curable cancers. When diagnosed in its early stages, prostate cancer can be treated with a high degree of success.
However, prostate cancer presents few symptoms in its early stages and that’s why screening is so very important.
But the screening process is often avoided because many find it unpleasant.More