Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by, Dr. Paul Pagnini to discuss prostate cancer. Together they examine the cause of prostate cancer, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with prostate cancer, including insurance coverage and related costs.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in American men. One in six men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and one in 36 will die of this disease.
Typically, prostate cancer is discovered during a routine checkup, but if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should consult your doctor:
• A need to urinate frequently
• Difficulty starting or stopping urination
• A weak or interrupted flow of urine
• Painful or burning urination
• Difficulty in having an errection
• Painful ejaculation
• Blood in urine or semen
• Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
There are various treatments, including oral medications, radiation, and surgery. Dr. Pagnini suggests scheduling routine exams to try and catch and begin treating the cancer early on.
So join us as we simplify this common and treatable disease and arm you with the tools and information you need to combat prostate cancer for yourself and those you love.
*****This video contains healthcare information only, not medical advice.*****
Host, Dr. John Kennedy, MD, FACC is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and is the Co-Author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day.