JRMC urologist to present program on 'Prostate Health'

The free program will be at TRAC.

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Dr. Brent Williams
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JAMESTOWN — An opportunity to learn about prostate care is Wednesday, May 3, at Two Rivers Activity Center. Urologist Dr. Brent Williams is presenting.

JRMC U: "Prostate Health" begins at 11 a.m., is free of charge and includes a light lunch.

The event will help people understand updates to care of the prostate. The prostate is an organ in men only. It’s located beneath the bladder and is usually about the size of a walnut.

To care for the prostate, medical providers recommend men receive regular screenings.
A PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, checks for a protein in the cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of this protein in the blood and checks for prostate cancer.

About 15 years ago, medical organizations cautioned against routine PSA screenings. Organizations recommended individuals discuss the risks and benefits of the test with their doctors before receiving one. Today, the advice has changed, according to the National Cancer Institute. Early detection means a person has more and better treatment options. Some prostate cancer is slow moving though not all.


Prostate health also includes monitoring benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) for an enlarged prostate. BPH means the prostate gland is enlarged though not cancerous. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy or benign prostatic obstruction. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate might include dribbling at the end of urination, inability
to urinate and incontinence.

When it comes to care of the prostate, urologists often care for people who experience prostatitis. Prostatitis can occur when the prostate gland is inflamed. The disorder can cause painful or difficult urination. Some people also experience pain in the groin, pelvic area and genitals.

Williams will also take questions on urology care in general.

Individuals can ask questions privately and in advance at

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