Wolf diagnosis brings attention to prostate cancer

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer stunned many people across the state.  Even though the governor described his cancer as treatable and said he wouldn’t need chemotherapy, Pennsylvanians were concerned.

Wolf’s announcement brought attention to prostate cancer, one of the most curable cancers.  When diagnosed in its early stages, prostate cancer can be treated with a high degree of success.

However, prostate cancer presents few symptoms in its early stages and that’s why screening is so very important.

Monday’s Smart Talk examines prostate cancer. Appearing on the program are Kristine Warner, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition, Dr. Charles Reninger of Hematology and Oncology Consultants of Pennsylvania, Dr. Suzanne Merrill, Urologic Oncologist at the Penn State Cancer Institute, and prostate cancer survivor Retired Colonel James E. Williams Jr.