What to know about prostate and ovarian cancer
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 2:21
- Date Sep 20, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Well September is prostate and ovarian cancer awareness month and this year it comes as a federal task force recommends not taking certain test for early detection.
Together prostate ovarian cancer claimed some 46000.
Lives every year.
Let's bring in doctor Marc Siegel a member of the Fox News medical eighteen and associate professor of medicine at the NY used lingo and medical center doctor Siegel.
What do women -- really need to know about ovarian cancer at this point.
-- -- the key is knowing when you have a genetic predisposition if you don't have genetics we can't screen you.
And people need to know that ovarian cancer is asymptomatic there's no symptoms associated with a but the good news is that some researchers are looking for ways to still look at this disease that it doesn't always originate in the -- and that there may be markers in the blood to find it.
Let's see what doctor Moore has to say about it one of the top researchers in the world on ovarian cancer.
We have been focusing and doing a lot of studies and a -- that a lot of money.
When trying to prove it everyday patient is good always -- who have been at each I don't know that it be sent.
When we happiness and your routine that we are purpose of this of this study that should be to understand their origin of it.
Prostate cancer is a totally different situation in this case we actually have markers to know.
Something called the PSA the press there's -- -- two specific antigen.
That has come under attack this year.
And I actually spend some time this past week with doctor David somebody one of the top surgeons in the country and we know him here Fox News in his operating room.
And he -- he has some opinions.
About the PSA and about how we have to define prostate cancer early in order to be able to do something about it.
If the -- is localized Doumit if we find it early enough we may be able to cure the patient especially when they're young let's hear what doctor somebody has to say about this.
The truth is -- PSA is not the best -- in the world but that's all we have time for US task force to come and say.
This is not a good test you don't need to get tested you're going to see a lot of men out there to fall through this crack.
And end up having their cancer spread.
So it's all about the future and in the future ovarian cancer is gonna have new ways to detect it.
With prostate were already there but even with prostate we're gonna get better imaging studies and better -- -- guess that's -- -- doctor thank you very much you let -- for.