Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Efforts
One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This disease is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. To bring awareness to this event, the Cancer Center and its members engaged in the following efforts this month:
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, University of Florida Health hosted a prostate cancer awareness event to share new prostate screening recommendations, MRI-targeted prostate biopsy options and the latest treatment options with the public. Activities included a prostate biopsy dart board game and demonstrations of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system. Participants also took photo with a photo frame and learned about ways to prevent prostate cancer.
The event was on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium. The following prostate cancer experts attended:
- Li-Ming Su, M.D., chair, department of urology
- Joseph R. Grajo, M.D., assistant professor, chief of abdominial imaging
- Thomas F. Stringer, M.D., assistant professor, associate chair, department of urology
- Brandon Otto, M.D., assistant professor, department of urology
Blog Post: “Six Things You Should Know About Prostate Cancer” featuring Thomas Stringer, M.D.
Video: UF Health urologists Brandon Otto, M.D., and Thomas Stringer, M.D., answer the most common questions about prostate cancer — and quickly review what you need to know about screening for this disease.
Problem-Solving Specialty Care at UF Health | Dr. Sem Lampotang’s story of Prostate Cancer
Dr. Sem Lampotang’s cancer was discovered by using a new technology to target the tumor. Learn how a UF Health problem-solver in urologic oncology diagnosed Sem’s cancer and gave him a second chance. Click here for the full story.