Hosted by Pacific Cancer Institute, Pacific Cancer Foundation and Maui Adult Day Care Centers
Title: Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health
Description: Prostate cancer is so slow-growing that the vast majority of men will end up dying from other causes. So it’s just as important to get tested for common age-related health concerns such as heart disease, low testosterone, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. General health and wellness habits such as exercise, diet, and annual physicals keep men healthy. Dr. Mark Scholz will cover the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer as well as general health tips that all men need to know to optimize longevity and maintain quality of life.
The opportunity for audience question and answers will follow with both Dr. Mark Scholz and Dr. Benjamin Falit.
SPEAKER: MARK SCHOLZ, MD
TITLE: Five Stages of Prostate Cancer
The term “prostate cancer” is an umbrella term that covers five major stages and 15 subtypes. It is not a singular disease. There are distinct varieties.
People often mistakenly assume that the different ways prostate cancer behaves—life threatening vs. benign—are due to seeing the same illness at different time points. In reality, distinct varieties of prostate cancer exist. It’s not all the same disease. The clinical stage and the pathologic stage are important, but it’s not the whole picture.
What’s overlooked, often with disastrous consequences, is that these differences are also due to the fact that distinct varieties of prostate cancer exist. Receiving optimal therapy depends on matching an appropriate treatment with both the correct stage and the correct type of prostate cancer.
SPEAKER: DR. TURNER
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