Author: Busch Center | Date: 10 February 2020
With the start of the New Year it’s time to think about what promises we made to ourselves to be and do better. Of the top focus areas becoming healthier is usually first or second on most lists. But before you sign up for that new gym membership think about what being “healthy” really means.
Beyond nutrition, work/life balance and mental health, how is your physical health? Are you up-to-date on routine examinations? For example, if you are a woman have you had a recent Mammogram? Did you know that it is just as important for men to have a prostate exam because prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men? And, unfortunately, this form of cancer may show no symptoms in its early stages at all.
“It’s often what you don’t know that could have the most devastating impact on your health. The key to successful cancer treatment is early detection,” says Dr. Joseph J. Busch, MD Oncological Radiologist. “That is why we are encouraging Atlanta men to become more proactive through prostate screening. We use the most advanced, least invasive technology available to properly screen men for prostate cancer and to accurately diagnose."
To help raise awareness of the importance of early and proactive prostate screening The Busch Center is launching a Know Before You Know campaign to raise the level of awareness among area men and their loved ones. Just like mammograms were a life-changer for women in the 1970s, prostate MRIs are a life-changer for men in the 2020s.
To kick-off the campaign the Busch Center will hold a free lunch and learn seminar about prostate health, screening and cancer prevention on Thursday, Feb. 20 from noon – 1 pm at the Busch Center in Alpharetta. To register for the lunch and learn visit Know Before You Know.
In the United States, 1 in 9 men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime; for African American men, the risk increases to 1 in 6. Early prostate cancer detection prevents Cancer spreading to other body parts, such as the bones, brain and liver. Unnecessary prostatectomies – removal of the prostate – can bring lifelong, serious side effects, incontinence, and impotence.
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, patients come to Busch Center from across the country and around the globe because of their high standards, personalized care, compassionate team, high-tech equipment and state-of-the-art facilities. Busch Center’s team understands that every patient’s situation is different and – regardless of their specific circumstances – being diagnosed with prostate cancer is overwhelming and scary. Dr. Busch and his team talk to patients, answer their questions, review their scans, provide test results during the office visit, explain every procedure, and provide personalized recommendations for care plans based on evidence-based medicine.
Busch Center draws on the experience and methodologies used in Europe, where guidelines are different (and better) than they are in the US. Busch Center is setting a new (better) standard of care for prostate cancer screenings and treatments, and their patients experience better outcomes. Connect with the Busch Center on Facebook/BuschCenter, Twitter/Busch Center, and Instagram/BuschCenter.