Feb 21, 2022
With Dr. Michael Lutz, M.D., Urology Specialist
Did you know that the most common type of cancer is also one of the easiest to treat if diagnosed early enough? Prostate cancer is highly treatable and often curable in the early stages, but the key is early diagnosis. In the beginning stages of the disease, there might not be any signs or symptoms. That’s why it’s so important for men to have regular screenings; especially if they are high risk based on medical history. A simple blood test can lead to early detection.
My guest today is Dr. Michael Lutz. He is the President of the MIU Men’s Health Foundation, a board-certified Urinary Specialist at William Beaumont Hospital, and partner with the Michigan Institute of Urology P.C. Dr. Lutz speaks with us about male urinary health, the different types of urinary conditions, and how they are treated. He shares suggestions on how men might reduce the risk of prostate cancer and how to stay proactive about their health.
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Today’s Takeaway: It’s all too easy to avoid going to the doctor when you aren’t experiencing symptoms, but a vitally important part of an annual medical exam for an adult male should include screening for the prostate cancer antigen. As scary as the thought of a cancer diagnosis may be, it doesn’t have to lead to a worst-case scenario. Survival rates for men with prostate cancer have increased over the years thanks to better screenings and treatment. Remember that every single day is a gift, and we owe it to ourselves to be proactive about our health. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”
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