Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center recently hosted a very successful prostate cancer screening event with over 220 men in attendance. “We have hosted this very important event the last 7 years because prostate cancer is the second leading cancer in men, behind skin cancer,” says Frances Goerlich, Director at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center.
More than 217,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed this year, and one in six men will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. Fortunately, when detected and treated early, prostate cancer has an excellent cure rate.
Urologist, Antoine Makhlouf, M.D., also on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital states, “Sometimes the prostate continues to grow over time around the urethra, the tube that carries urine. This causes urinary outflow blockage, disrupting normal urinary habits. This can simply be the result of an enlarged prostate or it could be a sign of cancer. Most prostate cancer does not cause symptoms, however, and can only be detected by PSA screening along with digital rectal exam.”
A special thank you to the urologists, Lawrence Baum, M.D.; John Boon, M.D.;
Antoine Makhlouf, M.D. and Carl Ogletree, M.D. and all of our volunteers, who made the event possible for the Fort Bend and surrounding communities!
For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit www.MethodistSugarLand.com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.