Saturday, September 12, 2009

'Test drive' the daVinci robot on Sep 28

With the American Cancer Society and Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation, Community General Hospital will host a prostate cancer awareness event on Monday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Suite 1D in the Physician’s Office Building-South.

The free event will feature Drs. Po Lam and Andres Madissoo, who diagnose and treat prostate cancer. Both surgeons are fully credentialed in use of the daVinci surgical robot.

Those attending the event will actually be able to "test drive" Community's daVinci robot. To attend, call the physician referral line at 315.492.5940.

Not all men with prostate cancer are candidates for surgery. There are other treatment options, including hormonal therapy, radiotherapy, and "watchful waiting." For those who are surgical candidates, the daVinci robot represents the state of the art for prostate surgery.

September is prostate cancer awareness month.

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