Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton recently hosted two prostate cancer presentations at their facility on Thursday, September 24, in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
The presentations were free and open to the public. One was held at noon and a light lunch was served, and one was held at 5:00 p.m. and a light dinner was served. The presentations were part of the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton’s Community Cancer Series, which are free educational events held at our center 3 – 4 times per year and are based are relevant healthcare topics designed to help the community.
Seminars on what you need to know about prostate cancer were presented by urologists Daniel Son, M.D., and Arvind Srinivasan, M.D., and radiation oncologist Steven Karp, M.D. After the presentations were given, the floor was open for questions from the attendees.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. About one in seven men will be get prostate cancer during his lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 10,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Pennsylvania during the year 2015.
“There are numerous benefits of prostate cancer screening,” said Steve Karp, M.D., radiation oncologist at Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton. “Early detection of prostate cancer offers men more treatment options with potentially fewer side effects, along with a greater potential for cure.”
Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton was proud to host the prostate cancer presentations and would like to thank everyone who helped put the events together and everyone in the community that attended.