World-Renowned Prostate Cancer Expert to Moderate Upcoming Web Chat

May 18, 2001

Edward M. Messing, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital, will be moderating a national web chat on prostate cancer Wednesday March 23, beginning at 7 p.m. EST. Messing is a world-renowned expert in treating prostate and other urologic cancers.

Participation in this interactive, informative, question and answer-style discussion "Prostate Cancer: Ask Questions, Get Answers" is just a click away. Log on to and click on "Talk to a Doctor." Along with being easy, convenient, and free, participation in this chat is completely confidential.

This year, prostate cancer is expected to account for nearly a third of all new cancer cases in men. As with many other diseases, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the more treatment options are available, and the greater the chance for complete recovery. Age and race are the major risk factors for prostate cancer. For reasons not fully understood, African-American men are 60 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than other ethnic groups.

Being fully aware of risk factors, symptoms, and the need for prompt medical attention, is the best medicine for surviving prostate cancer.

This web chat is sponsored by University of Rochester's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

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