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Presentation: Physicians Speak Up On Prostate Cancer Screening
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Panel Speakers: Dr. Kenneth Berger, Lourdes Health; Dr. Patrick Gavin, Kadlec Clinic; Dr. Ahmad Fora, Trios Medical Group; and Dr. Juno Choe, Tri-Cities Cancer
The American Cancer Society went on record 25 yrs ago with the recommendation that all men 50 yrs of age and older get a yearly screening for prostate cancer. This included both a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Since then, their recommendation has changed four times. Additionally, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) went on record in 2012 as recommending against prostate cancer screening. They are now in the process of updating this recommendation. Our panel of physician specialists who diagnose and treat prostate cancer would like to share with you a discussion regarding the advantages and shortcomings of prostate cancer screening. Please join us for a panel of experts who are excited to share their thoughts about this complex topic and who are willing to take questions! Please call 737-3427 to RSVP by Monday, June 19th. Light refreshments will be provided with RSVP.
Meet our panel of speakers: Dr. Juno Choe is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of many different kinds of malignancies with radiation therapy including prostate cancer. Dr. Patrick Gavin and Dr. Kenneth Berger are urologists and specialize in diagnosing and treating urological conditions including prostate cancer. Dr. Ahmad Fora is a hematologist and medical oncologist who is an expert in treating prostate cancer with systemic therapies including hormonal manipulation and chemotherapy.