Duluth, GA. (December 7, 2012) – Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) hosted members of the Gwinnett community Thursday morning at the 1818 Club to discuss prostate health with Ronald Anglade, MD, a GMC-affiliated and board certified urologist. The free breakfast program, “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer,” included an educational presentation on prostate health, risks and symptoms as well as treatment options.
More than 100 Gwinnett community members joined GMC to discuss the importance of prostate health. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancerous death in men after lung cancer. Anglade informed attendees on the specifics of the cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis, risks, symptoms, who should be screened and why. Anglade also reviewed prostate cancer treatment options. After the presentation, Anglade answered questions from attendees.
“According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic,” said Anglade. “GMC hosted this event to raise awareness of the importance of prostate health, provide information on the risks and symptoms, and then inform the community of the treatment options we offer right here in Gwinnett.”
All attendees left the event with a voucher for a free Prostate-Specific Anitgen or "PSA" screening, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official prostate cancer screening decision guide and a prostate awareness wristband.
Gwinnett Medical Center
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