Executive Director Message

StuartKlein.pngLast week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines for prostate cancer screening. They recommend that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss having a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer, a reversal of their 2012 position. We applaud this change. Too many men in recent years have been diagnosed at later stages of cancer, or when it has spread beyond the prostate, resulting in too many deaths. Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. Treatment with proton therapy for early stage prostate cancer is very effective. Our five-year outcomes show 99 percent of men with low-risk prostate cancer are cancer-free and have an excellent quality of life. We encourage men, especially those who have a family history or who are African-American, to be screened. It could save your life.

Stuart L. Klein

Executive Director

About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.

 

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