You ask the internet a lot of questions, and Roswell Park has some answers. James Mohler, MD, Professor of Oncology, and Chair of the NCCN Prostate Cancer Guideline Committee, and Eric Kauffman, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, sat down to answer some of the internet's most-searched-for questions related to prostate cancer.
If you ever become too sick to communicate clearly, who will make decisions about your healthcare? Advance directives are a helpful planning tool for everyone, regardless of current health, and the forms are free.
Juanita McClain has battled sickle cell disease her entire life. She’s coped with multiple surgeries, including having her gallbladder removed at age 11, and has lost track of the number of times she’s been hospitalized with pneumonia. Still, despite the hardships, she advocates tirelessly for others with sickle cell disease, encouraging them to seek better health and find the support they need. Juanita is a sickle cell warrior.
American children are getting fatter every year. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise, insufficient sleep and too much time sitting in front of electronic devices have snowballed into a health crisis with no end in sight. Just 25 years ago, 10% of kids between ages 2-19 were overweight or obese. Today that number is 18.5% and climbing.
Deemed one of the landmark discoveries of the 20th century, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) traces its history to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nearly three million American men alive in 2019 are prostate cancer survivors, according to the American Cancer Society.
If a man is fortunate enough to live to 100 years old, he'll most likely pass the century mark living with prostate cancer. There's even a strong possibility that most of these centenarian men have been living with prostate cancer nearly half of the lives.