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Dad Offers Personal Father's Day Message on Importance of Prostate Cancer Screenings
Date:6/17/2009

Prostate cancer is more common in men than breast cancer is in women. Joel Stern learned of his prostate cancer through a regular screening, which doctors recommend should start at age 50. "Thanks to the early detection of my cancer, I had a wider range of treatment options," Stern said. "It's certainly a happy Father's Day for me."

Arlington Heights, Ill. (PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- Because his father had prostate cancer, Joel Stern of Kildeer, Ill., knew he was at higher risk for getting the disease. Thus, Stern knew the importance of having an annual prostate cancer screening. And sure enough, at age 49, Stern learned he had it.

It's now been almost two years since his treatment, and Stern is getting set to enjoy another Father's Day with his three daughters - free of prostate cancer. "I feel very fortunate," Stern said. "Early detection of prostate disease through annual screenings gives you a broader range of treatment options."

Prostate cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the prostate gland - the gland that produces some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen.

Stern received the treatment for his prostate cancer at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The hospital offers the most advanced treatments for prostate cancer, including the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, CyberKnife® radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy, Brachytherapy and Cryotherapy.

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