Sunday, July 13 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Prostate Cancer”.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Early detection increases the chance of successful treatment. That being the case, what signs and symptoms bear investigation? Difficulty in urinating, blood in urine, discomfort in pelvic area, general pain in lower back, hips or thighs.
There is debate regarding the risks and benefits of screening for prostate cancer and medical organizations differ on their recommendations. You and your physician can together decide on what's best for you. Risk factors include older age, being black, family history of prostate or breast cancer, and obesity. Prevention includes eating a diet FULL of fruits and veggies, choosing healthy foods over supplements, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
Come hear Jerry Mitchell Winkler, M.D. from Green Bay Oncology, discuss this topic at the July CHIP program. Dr. Winkler’s areas of expertise include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine. For this month only, there is a change in venue in the CHIP Program. The program will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 4:00 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Canterbury Lane in Sister Bay.