CINCINNATI (September 1, 2022) – Spotting cancer early saves lives. That’s why, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The Christ Hospital Health Network wants to remind the men about the importance of screening and ways for men to lower their risk in being diagnosed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. It’s more likely to develop in older men and non-Hispanic Black men. It is rare for someone under 40 to be diagnosed.
“Prostate cancer can be detected early even before you may show symptoms,” said Brian Mannion, MD, oncologist at The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Your doctor will recommend screening based on your age, health, risk factors and family history. Treatment options may include surgery or radiation and are two widely used routine options.”
One way to screen for prostate cancer includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. PSA is a protein made by cells in the prostate gland and it measure the amount of prostate-specific antigen in your blood. Another test includes a digital rectal exam (DRE). This test involved a doctor checking for the prostate with a gloved finger feeling for bumps or abnormalities.
“It’s important to find out if prostate screening is right for you and to talk to your primary care provider if you need to be tested earlier in life.”
About The Christ Hospital Health Network
The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers, and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year after year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.