Prostate Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Awareness Month, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center’s Urology Associates and NRMC Cancer Center want to encourage all men in our community to get screened.

The National Library of Medicine notes that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer affecting men worldwide. Closer to home, statistics show that Louisiana has the highest number of estimated new cases of prostate cancer for 2022, according to the American Cancer Society. The good news is that prostate cancer generally tends to grow slowly and is highly treatable if found early.

At NRMC Urology Associates, Dr. Kenneth Perego is a leading expert in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. He stresses that if you get checked early, identified early, and treated early, you’ll have a 97% chance of survival.

With prostate cancer, there are often no early symptoms to warn a man that he may have prostate cancer, so getting an annual exam and screening are important steps all men should take. So don’t delay, call today to schedule your appointment to see Dr. Perego at 318.214.5770.

About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216-bed healthcare system with over 850 Associates and more than 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff. The system is comprised of the 96-bed acute care facility, a skilled nursing home, cancer center, specialty services, and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish.