Prostate Cancer Facts You Cannot Ignore
Approximately 1 in 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Compare to 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer.
Second to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, causing over 26,000 deaths in 2017.
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in American men. About 1 in 39 men die of prostate cancer.
The incidence of prostate cancer has increased by 1.7% in the US between 1995 & 2002.
The UroNav Fusion Biopsy Procedure Now Available At Regional One Health
Early and accurate detection of prostate cancer is a vital component to a positive prognosis. Regional One Health is now using a new technology to diagnosis prostate tumors that were previously missed using the standard prostate biopsy technique. Previously the prostate biopsy procedure was just a random sampling of the peripheral zones of the prostate hoping to identify prostate cancer that could not be seen by ultrasound.
This new procedure is available at Regional One Health and is being performed by Robert Wake, MD, a urologist with UT Regional One Physicians and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Wake is a respected leader in the field of urology and has a special interest in the treatment and research of prostate cancer and its complications.