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Prostate health, cancer and longevity
Mark Scholz: Medical director, Prostate Oncology Specialists
Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly occurring diseases in men. There is a high survival rate and living a long life with the condition is possible for many men. There are also lifestyle changes that could delay the onset of the disease and help men achieve a long health span – the number of years they enjoy optimum health. Dr. Mark Scholz is a prostate cancer specialist and a strong advocate for patient empowerment. In this LLAMA podcast interview Dr. Scholz explains why a prostate cancer diagnosis is far being a death sentence and how rapidly changing medical technology is changing the way doctors treat the disease.
Published on: 2 Dec 2019 @ 17:07 PT
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In this interview we cover:
- The basics: What function does the prostate perform?
- Why prostate cancer is considered a “low grade” cancer.
- Aging and prostate health.
“The stakes are very high, not only in terms of preserving life, but preserving quality of life.”
- The choices available to men with prostate-related problems.
- Prostate cancer – how serious is it and what are the implications for medium and longterm health?
- Why the prostate cancer industry is a multibillion dollar affair.
- Urinary health and longevity.
“There’s all kinds of surgical treatments, all kinds of medical treatments which work with varying success. It’s a complex and difficult area to navigate.”
- PSA – what it means and why PSA testing requires “a lot of sophistication” to extract full value out of the result.
- Supplements, diet and lifestyle.
- Health span versus life span.
“I have some children in their mid 20s, and I tell them, take good care of themselves because you’re all going to live to be over 100 years old.”
The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your doctor.