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DETROIT (WWJ) - September is National Prostate Awareness month. Over 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. WWJ’S Laura Bonnell reports the Karmanos Cancer Institute hopes to educate people at their weekend symposium.
Dr. Elizabeth Heath with the Karmanos Cancer Institute says they’re holding an event to educate families and medical people this Saturday.
The event is being held at Wayne State University School of Medicine on Saturday — from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
“Our goal is to really provide a lot of the latest information on prostate cancer, both for patients and family members, as well as health care providers,” said Dr. Heath.
Dr. Heath says they will talk with patients and their families and help them get a better understanding of prostate prevention.
“Statistics that are often quoted for prostate cancer is that it is one of the most common cancers in men, and over 200,000 men are afflicted with this every year,” says Dr. Heath.
Prostate cancer experts are also encouraged to attend — Dr. Heath says they will get their own separate education on things like emerging standards of patient standard care.