Contact: Nancee Long
In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, your friends at Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group invite the community to join us for a free, informational event on prostate Health. Hosted by Dr. Stephen Reznicek, our board certified urologist, the September 23rd event – to be held at 6:00 PM at the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion—will promote awareness of general prostate health, while providing a forum for learning about prostate cancer, the number two cancer killer of men. Says GHCH’s CEO, Tom Jensen, "Providing great medical care is only part of what it means to be a trusted community healthcare provider. We also have a responsibility to educate the public on important health issues."
Why is an event like this needed? Because prostate cancer affects so many men. In 2014, 2.5 million American men live with prostate cancer, roughly 233,000 new cases will be discovered in America, and just under 30,000 Americans will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. "Not everyone knows it, but one in seven men will face prostate cancer in their lifetime. With a disease this prevalent, it’s our duty to educate men—and the people who care about them. Knowledge can be the difference between proactive prevention and an uphill battle," Says Dr. Reznicek.
While prostate cancer will be a focus of Dr. Reznicek's interactive lecture, expect the presentation to cover a wider range of men's health topics, such as: the importance of the prostate, how to promote prostate health, other prostate-related illnesses, and the treatment options for prostate-related diseases.
Thank you for joining us in the effort to prevent and cure prostate cancer in our community. For more information or question about this event please call 360.537.5139; for more on prostate cancer statistics, visit The American Cancer Society.