September 28, 2011 - Marietta Memorial Hospital Brings Awareness To Prostate Cancer

September is prostate cancer awareness month. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. One in six American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in seven of those will die from the disease.

Dr. Kenneth Weisman, department of urology at Marietta Memorial Hospital, encourages men to get screened. “Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember the bad old days before cancer awareness was promoted. I entered urology practice in the mid 1980’s. In those days prostate cancer was a hush-hush subject not brought up in polite conversation,” says Weisman. “This attitude inhibited progress in fighting the disease on a community level. I can still remember the looks on the faces of the men who showed up for our first screening sometime in the late 80’s. They looked shy and unsure. Not one of them brought their spouse,” Weisman states.

Dr. Weisman is a urologist who comes to us from Middlebury, Connecticut. Dr. Weisman is part of a team recently honored by R & D Magazine for the development of innovative technology for prostate cancer detection, ProxiScan™. Dr. Weisman is joined Dr. Pichette, urologist, in Suite 303 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. For more information on urology services at Marietta Memorial Hospital, visit our website at or call (740) 373-7828.

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