September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men; however, most men with prostate cancer are over 65 and do not die of the disease.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019 there will be about 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and about 31,620 deaths from prostate cancer.
There is a screening test for prostate cancer called the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test. It is not clear how useful the PSA test is for some men. When prostate cancer is detected there is also conflicting evidence on what, if any, treatment should be followed. Because of conflicting evidence on both PSA testing and the treatment of prostate cancer, it is especially important that men understand their choices so they can work with their doctor to decide on the best plan for them.
Use the resources below to find the reliable information you need to partner in your care.
- National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute – Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®)–Patient Version
- National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute – Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute – Treatment Choice for Men with Early Prostate Cancer
- University of Vermont Medical Center – Urology Service | Phone: 802-847-2884
- University of Vermont Medical Center – Cancer Patient Support Program | Phone: 802-847-8400
Men’s Health & Wellness Expo, November 20, 2019
On November 20, the University of Vermont Cancer Center will host the Men’s Health & Wellness Expo.
The Expo includes a Health & Wellness Fair from 3-6 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. a panel presentation on two topics: “Men & Food: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Men’s Health” and “Cancer: A Roadmap to Screening, Prevention, and Wellness.”
The Health & Wellness Fair will be held in the Davis Auditorium Concourse and the panel presentation will be in the Davis Auditorium.
No registration required for the Health and Wellness Fair; however, if you would like to attend the panel presentations at 6 p.m., please register at UVMHealth.org/MedCenterHealthsource or call (802) 847-7222
If you have a question or can’t find what you are looking for, contact the Fymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the UVM Medical Center. We can find the information for you or refer you to the best sources. Call us at 802-847-8821, e-mail us at ResourceCenter [at] UVMHealth.orgor. Visit us on the 3rd Level of the Main Pavilion at the Medical Center. Our website is www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenterCHRC
Alan P. Lampson, MLS, is the lead at the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the UVM Medical Center.