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.
This support and education group is for men with prostate cancer and their caregivers. Please contact the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach at for more information www.cancersupportredondobeach.org or call 310.376.3550
SPEAKERS and AGENDA → www.pcri.org
TOPICS: A collaborative learning experience for patients + caregivers
The annual PCRI Conference is a full-featured educational experience for prostate cancer patients and caregivers.
The conference, which is moderated by Drs. Mark Scholz and Mark Moyad, consists of keynote presentations from leading doctors, followed by live Q+A sessions. A wide range of prostate cancer topics are explored in-depth at breakout sessions and support groups which are available throughout the weekend. You can find comprehensive information about your specific type of prostate cancer and become equipped with the newest information to make the best decisions.
Register today at https://pcri.org/2018-conference/