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Riverside Tackles Prostate Cancer

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

Survivor Leroy Blackwell was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. Leroy had zero symptoms. Doctor Joseph Daniel Layser tells us that the only way to catch prostate cancer early, is with routine screening. 

An early screening for prostate-specific antigen or PSA is the best way to catch prostate cancer in it’s early stages, before it becomes symptomatic. Rising levels of PSA raise red flags, and let your doctors know that a biopsy needs to be performed. 


Back to Leroy! He went for a normal checkup where his doctor ran some blood work, and said that his PSA was a little high. 

At Riverside, there are several ways available to treat patients with prostate cancer: with IMRT, or with stereotactic radiosurgery. 

Mr. Blackwell chose to do IMRT, and was able to work every day of his treatment! He says that every man should get routine checks, and that if you do find yourself needing help- to come to Riverside, where they treat you like family. 

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