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Published on December 01, 2011

Can Prostrate Cancer Reoccur?


Join Darren Klish, MD at the American Cancer Society's "Man to Man" information & education meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 at LMH.

Dr. Darren Klish, radiation oncologist, will speak about the possibility of prostate cancer re-occurrence and what that means for men who have had the disease during the “Man to Man®” information and education meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lower Level Meeting Room, 325 Maine St., Lawrence. Dr. Klish will also discuss treatment options and answer questions from the attendees.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The latest American Cancer Society estimates for prostate cancer in the United States are for 2011:
About 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed

About 33,720 men will die of prostate cancer. About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.

Man to Maninformation and education meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, to help people deal with prostate and other men’s cancer issues. The Man to Man meetings allow men and their spouses to learn from each other. The newly diagnosed ask questions of those who have been through the disease. Survivors share information about treatments, medications and outcomes.

Recent prostate cancer survivor Guy Dresser is facilitator of this Man to Man group. “I encourage newly diagnosed men and even men who have elevated PSA levels to come to our meetings, so they can benefit from our experience and information before they make treatment decisions,” Dresser says.

For more information about these Man to Man meetings, please contact Deb Parsons at the American Cancer Society, 800-359-1025, or email Deb.Parsons@cancer.org. For cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 800-ACS-2345.

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