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5 Tips for Prostate Cancer Prevention

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Did you know one in 38 men will die from prostate cancer; the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S.?
Air Date: 9/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD
TEWARI Ashutosh (Ash) K. Tewari, MD, Chairman, Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a world-renowned urologist and prostate cancer specialist.

As Director of the Department of Urology, he leads a multidisciplinary team committed to improving prostate cancer treatment, research and education. To date, he has performed over 5,000 robotic radical prostatectomy surgeries.

The Tewari Lab is working on unlocking the genomic causes of prostate cancer and translating genomic information to practical physician application through imaging. In 2012, he was awarded the American Urological Association's Gold Cystoscope Award.

This honor is given annually to the urologist who has contributed significantly to the field within 10 years of completing residency. Dr. Tewari holds several leadership positions domestically and internationally.

Dr. Tewari received his undergraduate and medical degrees at GSVM Medical College (Kanpur, India). During medical school he was awarded 17 Gold Medals for outstanding performance on university exams.

Dr. Tewari completed his first urology residency at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (Lucknow, India). He completed fellowships in urologic-oncology at University of California, San Francisco and the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL). In 2004, he completed his second urology residency at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, Michigan).

While at Henry Ford, Dr. Tewari was part of the team that performed the first robotic radical prostatectomy in the United States.
5 Tips for Prostate Cancer Prevention
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 233,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.

Tips for Prostate Cancer Prevention:

1. Age is the strongest risk factor
2. Family history can be important
3. Race is a factor
4. Diet
5. Screening rests

Listen in as Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, shares the five tips for prostate cancer prevention.

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