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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States with hundreds of thousands diagnosed every year.
Last your loan over 30000 men died from it.
The blue ribbon like this one you may see in -- next few weeks is for prostate cancer.
Awareness as September is a month -- a native for prostate cancer awareness Fox News medical eighteen member and chief.
Division that robotics at mount Sinai hospital in New York City doctor David somebody joins us now to talk about this you know we're talking about this being the awareness month for prostate cancer I'm surprised.
That so many people are no longer discussing -- the way they should be.
What are the facts that you can tell us about it.
Well prosecutor says you mentioned it remains as very serious health hazard and that's one of the purpose of my programs like this to bring more awareness that's -- in a month of September.
Look what's important is that the word cancer always that it makes everyone very nervous would be prostate cancer gives us a little time.
To be able to do the right thing for them so this is common among African Americans with three to one ratio.
As you get older the risk prosecutors have becomes higher if you have a family -- -- -- cancer.
Brother or father you want to be really be aware of this to -- she do screening.
There has been a lot of debate about screening process -- what age how often etc.
but the bottom line is.
You get the baseline at the age of forty and if everything is normal you can start again at the age of 45.
Every year after that it's a simple test you visit your doctor and it's always good to get a second and third opinion if there's any doubt about it and that's really really important.
So it's always gonna be proactive a bottom but you have another technique out there for.
Actually helping people.
And that's using robotics tell us about that I think when men are diagnosed with prostate cancer could gets very confusing they -- -- what about all options within its radiation is whether it's the surgery.
One of the main option is that we have right now is robotic surgery which means that you remove the entire prostate.
You -- have a chance of cure but then -- -- recovered the quality of life.
His smart take me there were talking about and there's a lot of information on line.
Once marked -- surgery dot com is using the robotic technology.
And saving more than nerves that are responsible for central function as well as the quality of life which is -- you -- to control.
Which is most men and their spouses would be affected by this so we have come a long way.
This is a robotic surgery in the operating room Jamie.
And these surgeries usually takes about an hour and half but unlike other options -- -- -- that you remove the prostate.
Fish is have a chance of being cured and always been very reserved the right for radiation after surgery if that's necessary okay so we're going for the cure we're going for the quality of life.
You wanna make sure that we preserve their sex -- to you under control and we've come a long way.
In the last decade or so then that's really the great news and if you go the traditional route which is of course use radiation first get in there.
And and use that what what does that do to the patient.
Well I think radiation is really not healthy for -- normal tissue you may go after the cancer -- but He can damage to surrounding tissues.
But I'm glad that you brought this up because He wants to get this the radiation.
And the cancer comes back it would be very difficult to do surgery after radiation and that's very important information that we want people to know over time.
Radiation can affect your your symptoms can affect the sex life so always make sure that you talked to multiple doctors -- get all of your facts and information.
Is that scar tissue that's exactly -- that is.
Surgically so -- you want the women who are caring for men who have prostate cancer -- I learned a long time ago during his medical segments.
Ladies you don't have a prostate so no worries.
But what can you do for the guys.
Well I think -- -- -- play very important -- over here they make seventy pursued in decisions when it comes to visit to team effort because this can affect.
Both men and women they need to read about this picture that you are aware -- all the options -- multiple.
And as you set policy cancer does not have to be a death sentence there -- many options.
It's not the role but that doesn't surgery it's the experience of the surgeon look for centers that are dedicated to this mortality in this disease and you should do just on yeah.
How many cases they do a year folks it should be a pretty good number excellent -- I love the fact she brought that up especially talking about African American men not getting.
The PSA -- they should why does that happen.
You know they're scared they're afraid but the good news is that this -- -- can -- you -- -- -- just one -- alone we have over 250 -- that came -- We just say to educate more people out there and then we hope that.
Everyone is listening to this segment and benefit -- some -- we thank you so valuable so valuable thank you.
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