SAN DIEGO–On the heels of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Palomar Pomerado Health will present “Prostate Health: What Every Man Must Know” on Tuesday, October 12 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. The free class, presented by Board-Certified Urologists Thomas Jones, M.D., and Carl Walker, M.D., will focus on the importance of awareness and regular examinations as well as risk factors, symptoms and available treatment options for prostate cancer – including the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic prostatectomy, available at Palomar Medical Center.
Class attendees will receive a certificate for a free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test to be administered by PPH Laboratory staff on Thursday, October 14 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Palomar Medical Center.
“Decades of research show that the more a man knows about his prostate, the greater his chances are of avoiding prostate problems, identifying any issues early, and making good decisions regarding treatment,” says Dr. Walker. “The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends getting a baseline PSA, along with a physical exam of the prostate starting at age 40. Less than five percent of men with early prostate cancer will have noticeable symptoms, but an increased PSA level from one year to the next can signal a potential problem and provide the earliest opportunity to diagnose and treat in a timely manner.”
The free class and screening offered by Palomar Pomerado Health is part of a national campaign, “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer,” presented by the American Urological Association, the National Football League and Intuitive Surgical.
The class is free, but registration is required and participants must attend the class to receive a certificate for the free PSA screening.
To register, call The HealthSource at (800) 628-2880 or visit www.pph.org/classes. Palomar Medical Center is located at 555 East Valley Parkway in Escondido. The class will be held in the Graybill Auditorium.