Catholic Health Services Supports Effort to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness
Catholic Health Services (CHS) physicians recently joined members of Women and Men Against Prostate Cancer to light the Hauppauge-based H. Lee Dennison Building in blue to commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
The second most common cancer among men, when diagnosed early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. “Many of us know someone who has had prostate cancer,” said CHS Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Christopher Atalla, DO. “The message we need to convey to men is that prostate cancer is a silent disease, and it’s vital to have annual exams.”
For the second consecutive year, the ceremony held at the Dennison Building was organized as part of an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and to encourage men to have annual screenings for the disease. Women & Men Against Prostate Cancer, a Bay Shore-based organization founded by Lorraine and Lisa Pace, worked with the Suffolk County Legislature to get legislation approved that calls for the County each year to recognize September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
CHS offers a full spectrum of prostate cancer care from early detection screenings to the latest technological advances for treatment and surgery. Our team of prostate cancer experts put patients first and tailors treatment to individual needs. CHS Cancer Institutes across Long Island provide the comfort of care close to home, and all are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
To find a CHS prostate cancer specialist please call (844) 862-2623 or visit chsli.org/prostate-cancer.