(6/13/12) Prostate screening save lives and should be a routine health check for men. That was the message during the Tomah Memorial Hospital Men’s Health Night at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah last (TUES) night.
Gundersen Lutheran Urologist Doctor Thomas Londergan presented information on ways to prevent prostate cancer …the number two cancer killer of American men.
Despite some recent national news questioning the use of prostate specific antigen (an-ti-jen), or P-S-A testing for prostate cancer, Londergan says it’s still a valuable test.
Officials say widespread P-S-A screening in the United States has resulted in a thirty- percent decrease in death rates when adjusted for men's ages.
The American Cancer Society reports about one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The good news…more than two million men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
Just over eighty men turned out for last (TUES) night’s health night taking advantage of various educational displays, free health screenings, food and refreshments courtesy of Tomah Memorial Hospital.