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“Taking Care of Business” 9-23-2016

Michael Parks of WHP580 spent some time “Taking Care of Business” with Dr. Scott Owens of Urology of Central Pennsylvania about Prostate Cancer and an important event that happened on September 23, 2016 – the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Listen here to learn more about the importance of early prostate cancer screenings.

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“Taking Care of Business” 4-2-2016

Michael Parks Discusses the Importance of Prostate Exams and Treating Prostate Cancer with Urology of Central Pennsylvania’s Dr. Scott Owens

One in seven men will get prostate cancer. And for some it could be fatal. It’s the second leading cause of death of men here in Pennsylvania. During the early stages of prostate cancer there are NO symptoms. Once it has advanced, it’s probably not curable.

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Gov. Tom Wolf says he has ‘treatable’ prostate cancer, By Karen Langley. Featuring Dr. R. Scott Owens. Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau, February 24, 2016

Gov. Tom Wolf says he has ‘treatable’ prostate cancer, By Karen Langley. Featuring Dr. R. Scott Owens. Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau, February 24, 2016

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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.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Via ABC 27 News

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. One in seven men will get the disease, which can be deadly. It’s an issue a lot of men aren’t comfortable talking about, and that’s a big part of the problem. All this month, Brett and James will be talking about it. They’ll bring you stories from midstaters fighting prostate cancer, and surviving.

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Man Alive – A prostate cancer survivor story

Neil Baksh was doing everything right. He was eating the right things. He wasn’t smoking. He was exercising six days a week. So he was shocked when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Equally surprising was that he had symptoms at all, and they weren’t even symptoms of prostate cancer, which is usually symptomless. They pointed to a problem with his bladder and an enlarged prostate; the latter is common in older men and usually benign. But not this time.

Neil was only fifty-six and doing fine until, on a Christmas trip to Toronto in 2012, he was unable to discharge urine. As a nurse, Neil is very open about his story, and he wants to help raise awareness. “I had the urge to pee on the whole eight-hour trip but couldn’t. It was extremely uncomfortable.”

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“Most intensive pain I ever felt”: Kidney stones more common in men and could be sign of more serious health problems to come, docs say

Tony Monko has never given birth, but he says he’s experienced the closest thing to it – passing a kidney stone.

“It was the most intense pain I’ve ever felt,” said the 50-year-old Carroll Township man, who has also weathered multiple broken bones, shingles and recurrent Lyme disease. “The first one I had is really just a blur because I was in such pain that I was really out of it.”

Monko has passed two kidney stones – one when he was age 22 and one last August. An MRI showed he has another stone in his right kidney, but it hasn’t caused him any pain or problems yet.

Just knowing it’s there, however, is an unpleasant thought. “I’m just waiting for the pain,” he said with a half smile, half grimace on his face.

“The pain is excruciating. It puts people on their knees,” agreed Dr. R. Scott Owens, of Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. in Camp Hill. “It’s the one thing that will make people cancel vacations. It’s hard because they come on so suddenly, you can literally be doing something one minute and be down with pain the next.”

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