Munson Medical Center hosts prostate cancer open house
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Men in Traverse City had the chance Wednesday evening to talk and learn about something that maybe isn't talked about enough.
Those impacted, or just curious about prostate cancer had the chance to get up-to-date on the latest prevention, screening and treatment techniques at an open house at Munson Medical Center's Cowell Family Cancer Center.
“Men don’t like to talk about a lot of their health issues," said Kathy LaRaia, the hospital's executive director of oncology. "We thought, ‘What if we did something low key where it’s an open house? You come and just talk to the vendors, talk to the physicians on a one-to-one basis, informally,’ then maybe we can increase awareness of prostate cancer.”
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men, but it's very curable if discovered early on.