This week: Prostate cancer, plus common thyroid disorders

Oct 5, 2017

Prostate cancer is a disease of many types that has to be treated individually. Treatment options include various types of surgery, radiotherapy and medications, in addition to active surveillance and watchful waiting.

Dr. Gennady Bratslavsky provides an update on prostate cancer in this special 30-minute overview for “HealthLink on Air.”

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Urologists with expertise in oncology can help these men decide which treatment is best for them.

The average age at diagnosis is 66. Screening is recommended to begin at age 55 and continue to age 70, but Bratslavsky says that is a rough guideline. Men at higher risk for prostate cancer -- including those whose family history includes breast cancer -- may require earlier screening, and some men in their 80s are still recommended for screening.

Also this week on the show: thyroid cancer and common disorders of the thyroid gland.

Join us this Sunday, October 8 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."