“Men over the age of 50 should get regular prostate screenings to ensure early enough detection for survival,” Dr. Michel said
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)
March 27, 2017
According to the American Cancer Society, the average 15-year survival rate for men with prostate cancer, including all stages, is more than 95%. Once the cancer spreads to other organs, bones, or lymph nodes, however, the 5-year survival rate drops drastically to less than 30%. To find out how to avoid this latter group, tune in to Lifestyle Magazine on April 9, 2017, to watch Dr. Kia Michel of Comprehensive Urology discuss the prospects of “Surviving Prostate Cancer.”
“I was excited that the producers wanted to film a segment on something I’ve dedicated my career to,” said Dr. Michel, “and, naturally, I was honored that they wanted me to take part. ‘Surviving Prostate Cancer’ is an appropriate title because that’s the goal of every man who has the disease. Fortunately, with early detection and the right treatment plan, it’s not a pie-in-the-sky goal.”
Prostate cancer normally grows slowly, therefore, detecting the cancerous cells in the early stages means an almost certain chance of survival. Common methods of detection include the traditional (an ultrasound-guided biopsy or MRI) and the cutting-edge latest (MRI fusion, which combines MRI with ultrasound). Once the cancer is detected and the stage determined, how to treat and survive the disease become the next goals.
“Depending on the stage of the cancer, a variety of treatments is available,” Dr. Michel said. “Traditional options include surgery or radiation therapy, both of which can be especially effective when cancer has infected the majority of the gland. For more…