Newswise — (New York – June 6, 2014) – Mount Sinai experts are getting aggressive at preventing death from prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death in men today. Experts at the Men’s Health Center at Mount Sinai Heath System will offer a free prostate health assessment to identify disease risk in men over the age of 40. In recognition of Men’s Health Awareness Week June 9-15, experts will educate, assess, and prepare men with vital and personalized risk profile putting men in control of their health outcomes.
Free Health Assessment & Screening:
The Mount Sinai Hospital, Guggenheim Pavilion, 1468 Madison Avenue, Wednesday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
• Highly recommended to all men age 40 and over who have a family history of prostate disease.
• Assessment will identify risk level for prostate cancer in hopes of preventing disease.
Experts Available Throughout Men’s Health Week for Interview
• Dr. Ash Tewari, MCh, MBBS, Chairman of the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
• Daniela Neman, RD, cancer nutrition expert with information on health boosting and cancer fighting foods.
• NY Sports Club health fitness expert, tailored-exercise regimen for optimal health.
“Prostate cancer is curable if we identify those at risk and catch cancers early on,” says Dr. Tewari. “We want every man to take control of their health, know their risks and the early warning signs. Together, we can prevent not only prostate cancer death but also change outcomes for men battling this disease.”
New Advancements in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Mount Sinai Health System is one of few academic institutions to offer DNA/RNA sequencing unlocking the key genetic factors linked to prostate cancer. Using a combination of genetic information with advanced imaging and immunohistochemistry, Mount Sinai experts can determine prostate cancer risk and staging, and design prostate cancer screening plans tailored to each patients risk profile. According to Dr. Tewari, genetic sequencing could predict aggressiveness of the disease and lead to possible personalized therapeutic interventions.
• 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetimes.
• 11% of all cancer deaths in men are from prostate cancer
• Diet has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer death. According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men who eat more than 10 grams of garlic or scallions (about three cloves of garlic or 2 tablespoons of scallions) daily have a 50% lower risk of prostate cancer than those who eat less than 2 grams.
Tips for Prostate Cancer Prevention
• Know your risk profile: Annual health system will provide personalized armor to help men take control of their health, early warning signs and disease predictors, and road-map for optimal health.
• Know your risk factors:
• Age is the most significant factor – the older you are the greater the risk.
• Family history – if your father or brother has been diagnosed, your risk twice as high.
• Ethnic Background – prostate cancer is more common in black and mixed race men that whites.
• Diet – research has shown that it might affect your risk of getting prostate cancer.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.