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In order to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer Month, Dr. Princenthal recently visited KCAL-9 to talk about some of the issues involved in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. It’s the second most common cancer among men, with over 220,000 new cases every year, yet many men aren’t aware of how to protect themselves with basic screening techniques, like the PSA blood test or prostate MRI.
The US Preventative Services Task Force recently revised its guidelines on prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening. It recommended that healthy men forgo the procedure, regardless of their age. However, studies have found that regular PSA screenings, combined with prostate MRI and physical exams, reduces the number of benign biopsies performed on patients. Dinner will be graciously provided by Rolling Oaks Radiology Thousand Oaks.