West Chester Hospital will offer free prostate seminars Jan. 17 and 26. The seminar on Jan. 17 will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., while the Jan. 26 seminar will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
The region’s physicians, who specialize in men’s urologic disorders, will speak about the prostate gland during the two free community seminars. Topics will include the anatomy and purpose of the prostate, common conditions including an enlarged prostate, infections of the prostate and signs and symptoms of prostate cancer. The latest, minimally-invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including robotic surgery, will also be discussed.
The American Cancer Society recommends that men should have an annual prostate exam beginning at age 50. Men who fall into high-risk groups, including black men, should begin testing at 45 and those with a family history of prostate cancer should begin testing at 40.
Space is limited for this event. To reserve a seat, call 513-298-3000 by Jan. 16. Refreshments will be provided.
For information about West Chester Hospital, which is located at 7700 University Drive, please visit www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital.