Today is the last day of our Ask Stanford Med installment focused on prostate health. Questions about prostate cancer and the latest advancements in screening, diagnosing and treating the disease can be submitted to Eila Skinner, MD, chair of the urology department here, until 5 p.m.
Details about the prevalence of prostate cancer and Skinner's credentials can be found in our earlier post:
Nearly two thirds are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older and one in six men in America will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society.
One of the most highly respected urologic surgeons in the nation, Skinner served as the vice chair of the urology department at the University of Southern California prior to being named chair here in February. Her primary research interests are in the area of cancer prevention, bladder cancer and urinary tract reconstruction. As medical director of the "Real Men Cook" Foundation since 2003, she has coordinated education and screening for prostate cancer for more than 1,000 Los Angeles-area African-American and Latino men annually.
Questions can be submitted to Skinner by either sending a tweet that includes the hashtag #AskSUMed or posting your question in the comments section of the previous entry.
Previously: Ask Stanford Med: Urology chair taking questions on prostate cancer and the latest research, Study calls for increased awareness for minorities and gay men following prostate cancer treatment, Making difficult choices about prostate cancer and To screen or not to screen? When it comes to prostate and breast cancers, that's still the question