September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month| HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month| HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2


Dr. SONY AND Dr. QAUASHA
WITH THE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER WITH THE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
ARE JOINING US NOW TO EXPLAIN ARE JOINING US NOW TO EXPLAIN
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANNUAL THE IMPORTANCE OF ANNUAL
SCREENING. SCREENING.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW. WELCOME TO THE SHOW.
>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.
>>Derrick: A LOT OF MEN HAVE>>Derrick: A LOT OF MEN HAVE
HEARD ABOUT THE ANNUAL HEARD ABOUT THE ANNUAL
SCREENINGS BUT REALLY ARE AT SCREENINGS BUT REALLY ARE AT
WHAT STAGE SHOULD WE START DOING WHAT STAGE SHOULD WE START DOING
THEM. THEM.
>>SURE, SO THAT’S A GREAT>>SURE, SO THAT’S A GREAT
QUESTION. QUESTION.
I THINK ONE THAT MANY MEN DON’T I THINK ONE THAT MANY MEN DON’T
REALLY KNOW OR HAVEN’T BEEN REALLY KNOW OR HAVEN’T BEEN
EXPLAINED TO THEM. EXPLAINED TO THEM.
AND GENERALLY THE AMERICAN AND GENERALLY THE AMERICAN
UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
RECOMMENDS SCREENING FOR AGE 55 RECOMMENDS SCREENING FOR AGE 55
TO 69. TO 69.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THAT THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THAT
RULE. RULE.
SOMEBODY WITH A FAMILY HISTORY SOMEBODY WITH A FAMILY HISTORY
OF PROSTATE CANCER MAY UNDERWAY OF PROSTATE CANCER MAY UNDERWAY
NEED TO ACTUALLY HAVE SCREENING NEED TO ACTUALLY HAVE SCREENING
AT AN EARLIER AGE AND SOME OF AT AN EARLIER AGE AND SOME OF
OUR VERY HEALTHY MEN, MARATHON OUR VERY HEALTHY MEN, MARATHON
RUNNERS, MIGHT ACTUALLY WANT TO RUNNERS, MIGHT ACTUALLY WANT TO
EXTEND THAT SCREENING BEYOND AGE EXTEND THAT SCREENING BEYOND AGE
70 AS WELL. 70 AS WELL.
>>Courtney: THIS IS SO>>Courtney: THIS IS SO
INTERESTING AS WE SAID IN THE INTERESTING AS WE SAID IN THE
INTRO AS WELL. INTRO AS WELL.
WE’VE HEARD STORIES WHEN WE’RE WE’VE HEARD STORIES WHEN WE’RE
COVERING THESE IS THAT WHEN IT COVERING THESE IS THAT WHEN IT
COMES TO PROSTATE CANCER, COMES TO PROSTATE CANCER,
SOMETIMES THIS IS ASYMPTOMATIC. SOMETIMES THIS IS ASYMPTOMATIC.
MEN COULD HAVE IT FOR A WHILE MEN COULD HAVE IT FOR A WHILE
AND NOT KNOW. AND NOT KNOW.
SO THE SCREENING IS SO SO THE SCREENING IS SO
IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT.
IT’S ALMOST MAYBE SIMILAR TO A IT’S ALMOST MAYBE SIMILAR TO A
MAMMOGRAM. MAMMOGRAM.
IT’S JUST GOT TO BE PART OF THE IT’S JUST GOT TO BE PART OF THE
ROUTINE FOR OUR MEN. ROUTINE FOR OUR MEN.
>>THESE ARE DISCUSSIONS IN>>THESE ARE DISCUSSIONS IN
REGARDS TO SCREENING THAT REGARDS TO SCREENING THAT
PATIENTS SHOULD BE HAVING, YOU PATIENTS SHOULD BE HAVING, YOU
SHOULD BE HAVING WITH YOUR SHOULD BE HAVING WITH YOUR
PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS,UROLOGIST, PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS,UROLOGIST,
WHEN TO GET THE PSA BLOOD TEST. WHEN TO GET THE PSA BLOOD TEST.
ULTIMATELY JUST LIKE ANY CANCER ULTIMATELY JUST LIKE ANY CANCER
OUT THERE, THE EARLIER YOU FIND OUT THERE, THE EARLIER YOU FIND
IT, THE EARLIER YOU DETECT IT, IT, THE EARLIER YOU DETECT IT,
THE MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS YOU THE MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS YOU
HAVE, AND THE MORE TIME YOU HAVE, AND THE MORE TIME YOU
HAVE. HAVE.
>>Derrick: TREATABLE AND SLOW>>Derrick: TREATABLE AND SLOW
GROWING, THAT’S IMPORTANT. GROWING, THAT’S IMPORTANT.
I THINK SOME OF THE NUMBERS I THINK SOME OF THE NUMBERS
MIGHT SURPRISE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT SURPRISE A LOT OF PEOPLE
ANNUALLY ABOUT 175,000 MEN ARE ANNUALLY ABOUT 175,000 MEN ARE
DIAGNOSED. DIAGNOSED.
SO I MEAN, STILL WHEN YOU LOOK SO I MEAN, STILL WHEN YOU LOOK
AT PERCENTAGES, IT’S STILL A LOW AT PERCENTAGES, IT’S STILL A LOW
PERCENTAGE IN TERMS OF THE PERCENTAGE IN TERMS OF THE
OVERALL POPULATION BUT IT’S A OVERALL POPULATION BUT IT’S A
VERY COMMON CANCER FOR MEN, VERY COMMON CANCER FOR MEN,
RIGHT? RIGHT?
>>ONE IN NINE MEN WILL BE>>ONE IN NINE MEN WILL BE
DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER
OVER THEIR LIFETIME. OVER THEIR LIFETIME.
SO YES, VERY COMMON. SO YES, VERY COMMON.
ALSO, IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT ALSO, IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT
DEATHS FROM PROSTATE CANCER IS A DEATHS FROM PROSTATE CANCER IS A
VERY SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, AND IT VERY SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, AND IT
IS REALLY THE LEADING CAUSE IS REALLY THE LEADING CAUSE
BEHIND LUNG CANCER FOR DEATH IN BEHIND LUNG CANCER FOR DEATH IN
MEN FROM PROSTATE CANCER. MEN FROM PROSTATE CANCER.
>>Courtney: I KNOW WE SAID>>Courtney: I KNOW WE SAID
ASYMPTOMATIC, SO IS THERE ASYMPTOMATIC, SO IS THERE
ANYTHING, IS THERE A TRIGGER ANYTHING, IS THERE A TRIGGER
THERE THAT MIGHT — IF SOMEBODY THERE THAT MIGHT — IF SOMEBODY
IS WATCHING TODAY AND SAY YOU IS WATCHING TODAY AND SAY YOU
KNOW WHAT, I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD KNOW WHAT, I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD
THIS, BUT… THIS, BUT…
>>NOW WITH THE REG PSA BLOOD>>NOW WITH THE REG PSA BLOOD
TEST WE ARE CATCHING CANCERS TEST WE ARE CATCHING CANCERS
EARLY AND SO A LOT OF THE EARLY AND SO A LOT OF THE
SYMPTOMS THAT MEN CAN HAVE ARE SYMPTOMS THAT MEN CAN HAVE ARE
REALLY NOT SHOWING UP BUT THERE REALLY NOT SHOWING UP BUT THERE
ARE A FEW THINGS TO BE KIND OF ARE A FEW THINGS TO BE KIND OF
WORRIED ABOUT IN TERMS OF MORE WORRIED ABOUT IN TERMS OF MORE
FREQUENT URINATION, INCOMPLETE FREQUENT URINATION, INCOMPLETE
EMPTYING, SOMETIMES PROSTATE EMPTYING, SOMETIMES PROSTATE
CANCER CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN, CANCER CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN,
THESE ARE KIND OF THINGS TO TALK THESE ARE KIND OF THINGS TO TALK
ABOUT WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE ABOUT WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE
DOCTOR ORUROLOGIST. DOCTOR ORUROLOGIST.
>>Derrick: IS ONE OF THE THE>>Derrick: IS ONE OF THE THE
CONCERNS FOR YOU GUYS AS HEALTH CONCERNS FOR YOU GUYS AS HEALTH
CARE PROVIDERS IS THAT PEOPLE CARE PROVIDERS IS THAT PEOPLE
ARE NOT GETTING SCREENED OR ARE NOT GETTING SCREENED OR
TALKING ABOUT IT? TALKING ABOUT IT?
MAYBE THEY’RE FEARFUL BECAUSE OF MAYBE THEY’RE FEARFUL BECAUSE OF
WHERE THAT IS IN OUR BODIES THAT WHERE THAT IS IN OUR BODIES THAT
THEY’RE EMBARRASSED TO TALK THEY’RE EMBARRASSED TO TALK
ABOUT IT? ABOUT IT?
>>MOST DEFINITELY.>>MOST DEFINITELY.
THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST
BARRIERS TO CARE FOR MEN IS THAT BARRIERS TO CARE FOR MEN IS THAT
LOOK, THEY KNOW WHAT IS COMING LOOK, THEY KNOW WHAT IS COMING
WHEN THEY GO TO THEIR FRIENDLY WHEN THEY GO TO THEIR FRIENDLY
UROLOGIST, THERE MIGHT BE A UROLOGIST, THERE MIGHT BE A
PROSTATE EXAM, AND THE ISSUE IS PROSTATE EXAM, AND THE ISSUE IS
THAT THAT SCARES MANY MEN AWAY. THAT THAT SCARES MANY MEN AWAY.
AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK THE AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK THE
LOVED ONES IN THEIR LIVES REALLY LOVED ONES IN THEIR LIVES REALLY
COME IN AND REALLY ENCOURAGING COME IN AND REALLY ENCOURAGING
MEN TO GO GET CHECKED OUT, MEN TO GO GET CHECKED OUT,
STARTING AT AGE 55, REALLY. STARTING AT AGE 55, REALLY.
AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH
THEIR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AND THEIR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AND
THEN EVENTUALLY WITH THE THEN EVENTUALLY WITH THE
UROLOGIST. UROLOGIST.
>>Courtney: BY THE WAY,>>Courtney: BY THE WAY,
LADIES OR DAUGHTERS, TELL YOUR LADIES OR DAUGHTERS, TELL YOUR
DADS, YOUR UNCLES, YOUR BROTHERS DADS, YOUR UNCLES, YOUR BROTHERS
THAT YOU NEED DO THIS, YOURS IS THAT YOU NEED DO THIS, YOURS IS
NOT THE FIRST PROSTATE THEY’VE NOT THE FIRST PROSTATE THEY’VE
SEEN. SEEN.
THEY HAVE SEEN OTHERS. THEY HAVE SEEN OTHERS.
SO COME ON, JUST GEAR UP FOR IT. SO COME ON, JUST GEAR UP FOR IT.
AND THE TREATMENT IS REALLY AND THE TREATMENT IS REALLY
ADVANCING ON THIS CANCER. ADVANCING ON THIS CANCER.
>>YES.>>YES.
>>GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT IT.>>GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT IT.
>>SURE.>>SURE.
SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PROSTATE SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PROSTATE
CANCER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO POINT CANCER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO POINT
OUT THAT NOT ALL PROSTATE CANCER OUT THAT NOT ALL PROSTATE CANCER
NOWADAYS WARRANTS TREATMENT. NOWADAYS WARRANTS TREATMENT.
THERE ARE LOW-GRADE, LOW-STAGE THERE ARE LOW-GRADE, LOW-STAGE
CANCERS THAT CAN BE SAFELY CANCERS THAT CAN BE SAFELY
WATCHED. WATCHED.
NOW, WHEN IT’S BEYOND THAT, WHEN NOW, WHEN IT’S BEYOND THAT, WHEN
THEY DO REQUIRE ACTIVE THEY DO REQUIRE ACTIVE
TREATMENT, THERE ARE TWO TREATMENT, THERE ARE TWO
MAINSTAYS OF TREATMENT WHICH ARE MAINSTAYS OF TREATMENT WHICH ARE
SURGERY AND RADIATION WHICH I SURGERY AND RADIATION WHICH I
WILL LET MY COLLEAGUE DISCUSS, WILL LET MY COLLEAGUE DISCUSS,
FROM THE SURGERY STANDPOINT, FROM THE SURGERY STANDPOINT,
WE’VE COME A LONG WAY. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY.
IN THE CURRENT ERA, OPEN SURGERY IN THE CURRENT ERA, OPEN SURGERY
WHICH HAS BEEN THE MAINSTAY FOR WHICH HAS BEEN THE MAINSTAY FOR
OVER 50 YEARS IS NOT REALLY OVER 50 YEARS IS NOT REALLY
BEING DONE MUCH ANYMORE AND THE BEING DONE MUCH ANYMORE AND THE
REASON IS THAT ROBOTIC ASSISTED REASON IS THAT ROBOTIC ASSISTED
LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY REALLY HAS LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY REALLY HAS
ADVANCED THE FIELD SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCED THE FIELD SIGNIFICANTLY
WITH LESS BLEEDING, QUICKER WITH LESS BLEEDING, QUICKER
RECOVERY AND EQUAL CANCER RECOVERY AND EQUAL CANCER
CONTROL IF NOT BETTER THAN OPEN CONTROL IF NOT BETTER THAN OPEN
SURGERY. SURGERY.
SO AT THE HERMAN MEMORIAL CITY, SO AT THE HERMAN MEMORIAL CITY,
WE REALLY HAVE ACQUIRED THE WE REALLY HAVE ACQUIRED THE
LATEST GENERATION OF SURGICAL LATEST GENERATION OF SURGICAL
ROBOTS AND ARE REALLY TRYING TO ROBOTS AND ARE REALLY TRYING TO
PUSH THAT ENVELOPE AND REALLY PUSH THAT ENVELOPE AND REALLY
TRYING TO GET THAT OUT TO ALL OF TRYING TO GET THAT OUT TO ALL OF
OUR PATIENTS. OUR PATIENTS.
>>Derrick: WE ARE TIGHT ON>>Derrick: WE ARE TIGHT ON
TIME BUT WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING TIME BUT WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING
AT HERMAN MEMORIAL CITY YOU’RE AT HERMAN MEMORIAL CITY YOU’RE
NOT SEEING OTHER FOLKS DO? NOT SEEING OTHER FOLKS DO?
>>ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS WE>>ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS WE
HAVE IS WE HAVE A UNIQUE HAVE IS WE HAVE A UNIQUE
PARTNERSHIP WITH UROLOGY AND PARTNERSHIP WITH UROLOGY AND
IT’S REALLY DEVELOPING A IT’S REALLY DEVELOPING A
PERSONALIZED CARE PLAN FOR PERSONALIZED CARE PLAN FOR
PERSONS WITH PROSTATE CANCER. PERSONS WITH PROSTATE CANCER.
IT’S NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL. IT’S NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL.
IT’S ABOUT FINDING THE RIGHT IT’S ABOUT FINDING THE RIGHT
TREATMENT FOR THE RIGHT PATIENT TREATMENT FOR THE RIGHT PATIENT
AT THE RIGHT TIME. AT THE RIGHT TIME.
WE DO VARIOUS THINGS AT MMR WE DO VARIOUS THINGS AT MMR
HERMAN BUT ONE OF THE THINGS, HERMAN BUT ONE OF THE THINGS,
ONE OF THE PROCEDURES WE ARE THE ONE OF THE PROCEDURES WE ARE THE
ONLY ONES DOING IN HOUSTON IS ONLY ONES DOING IN HOUSTON IS
SOMETHING CALLED HIGH-DOSE RATE SOMETHING CALLED HIGH-DOSE RATE
PROSTATE REIKI THERAPY WHERE PROSTATE REIKI THERAPY WHERE
WE’RE PUTTING IN A TEMPORARY WE’RE PUTTING IN A TEMPORARY
IMPLANT. IMPLANT.
OTHER PLACES IN TOWN YOU WILL OTHER PLACES IN TOWN YOU WILL
GET A PERMANENT IMPLANT WITH GET A PERMANENT IMPLANT WITH
RADIATION. RADIATION.
TREATMENTS CAN BE DONE IN ONE OR TREATMENTS CAN BE DONE IN ONE OR
TWO SESSIONS. TWO SESSIONS.
IT’S VERY UNIQUE TO OUR PROGRAM. IT’S VERY UNIQUE TO OUR PROGRAM.
AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE
BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RADIATION BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RADIATION
ONCOLOGIST SUCH AS MYSELF AND ONCOLOGIST SUCH AS MYSELF AND
THE UROLOGIST SUCH AS Dr. SONI THE UROLOGIST SUCH AS Dr. SONI
HERE DOING THE PROCEDURE HERE DOING THE PROCEDURE
TOGETHER. TOGETHER.
>>Derrick: AS WE MENTIONED,>>Derrick: AS WE MENTIONED,
BY THE WAY, STARTING THE BY THE WAY, STARTING THE
CONVERSATION IS THE FIRST STEP. CONVERSATION IS THE FIRST STEP.
WE DO WANT TO MENTION THAT WE DO WANT TO MENTION THAT
PROSTATE CANCER INFORMATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER INFORMATIONAL
SEMINAR AND BREAKFAST IS SEMINAR AND BREAKFAST IS
ACTUALLY COMING UP LATER THIS ACTUALLY COMING UP LATER THIS
MONTH. MONTH.
THERE’S THE INFORMATION RIGHT THERE’S THE INFORMATION RIGHT
THERE ON YOUR SCREEN, SATURDAY, THERE ON YOUR SCREEN, SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 21st, 9:30 A.M. IS SEPTEMBER 21st, 9:30 A.M. IS
WHEN IT ALL STARTS. WHEN IT ALL STARTS.
IT’S FANTASTIC THAT THIS IS A IT’S FANTASTIC THAT THIS IS A
FREE EVENT AND DOCTORS, THANK FREE EVENT AND DOCTORS, THANK
YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK
THAT YOU DO. THAT YOU DO.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING

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