Author's death spotlights prostate cancer awareness

3:59 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The news of Twin Cities author Vince Flynn's passing has brought a spotlight to prostate cancer awareness today.

While the disease is one of the most common cancers in men, it's something experts say men usually die "with," not "from." Sadly, that wasn't the case for Flynn.

Dr. Peter Sershon, a Urologist and Director of the United Hospital Prostate Cancer Center joined KARE 11 News @4 to answer some of the following quesions-

-What should men know about prostate cancer?

-How effective is the screening process?

-Wwhat age should men start thinking about a screening?

-Why is there some controversy about screening recommendations?

Dr. Sershon has dedicated the past 15 years to the surgical advancement of cancer treatment. He is a recognized leader in the development of robotic surgery for prostate cancer in Minnesota, and is the Director of the Robotic Surgery Program at United Hospital in St Paul, MN.

In his role as Director of the Prostate Cancer Program, he organized a team of surgical and medical specialists to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Dr Sershon believes the appropriate use of new technology and techniques will improve patient outcomes as they face the physical and emotional stress of their disease.

Dr. Sershon's clinical skill and patient care has been recognized by many Twin Cities' physicians and medical organizations which is noted by his Directorship of Prostate Cancer Programs at United including as well as at Metro Urology.

For more information, head to Metro Urology.


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