Monday, May 20, 2013
SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s team of urologists are reinforcing the importance of prostate screenings for men. Earlier this month, the American Urological Association (AUA) released new guidelines on prostate screenings. As a result, urologists across the nation are concerned that these recently released guidelines could unintentionally leave physicians and the general public with the incorrect impression that early detection of prostate cancer is no longer needed.
“These new screening guidelines in no way eliminate, but rather serve to tighten the age parameters for prostate cancer screening,” explained Howard Williams, MD, St. Joseph’s urologist and CEO of Associated Medical Professionals of NY. “Prostate cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in men and PSA tests are still the best early detection tools we have. PSA screening saves lives.”
St. Joseph’s team of urologists, including Dr. Williams, Elan Salzhauer, MD, and Angelo DeRosalia, MD, and others are available for interviews on this topic. To schedule, contact Kerri Howell at 703-2132 or 703-2140.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.