In 2007, 119 Frederick County men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 16 died from this disease.
In 2007, 119 Frederick County men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 16 died from this disease, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
September is prostate cancer awareness month and Dr. Steven Scionti said it is important for men to get screen for this cancer in order to see if they have it.
"The key is to define the extent of the disease in the prostate using some very sophisticated 3-D and 4-D techniques. If we can identify where the cancer is, and the extent of cancer, we find some patients can do extremely well," Dr. Scionti said. "If we catch this disease early enough, there is opportunity for a much more targeted, less aggressive therapy."
Prostate cancer is second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States and is estimated to kill more than 500 Maryland residents in 2012.