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Men’s health seminar Thursday

AITKIN — Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, is partnering with Adult & Pediatric Urology to sponsor a community health education seminar on men’s urologic health with a focus on prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

The seminar is planned Thursday, in two locations. In McGregor, the program will be at the McGregor Community Center and include a light lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. In Garrison, the location is Light of the Cross Lutheran Church with a light meal being served at 5:45 p.m.

Participants will learn about the range of treatment options for prostate cancer and how options for advanced cancer care are improving. Hear an inspiring testimonial story from a couple who will talk about experiencing side effects from prostate cancer treatment and how it began undermining the quality of their relationship, then how advanced treatment helped turn things around for a very positive outcome.

Dr. Shawn McGee and Dr. Lori Pinke, urologists from Adult & Pediatric Urology who provide care for patients in Aitkin and Crosby, will present information on treatment of prostate cancer and related urologic conditions. Pinke will provide an opportunity to learn about the latest procedures in treating prostate cancer, with a focus on minimally invasive options. McGee will explain new and effective treatments for urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

“Due to early detection and aggressive monitoring and treatment, prostate cancer survival rates are among the highest of any cancer,” Pinke said. “Plus, new medical advances make life after prostate cancer more comfortable.”

“You don’t have to live with erectile dysfunction,” McGee said. “Today there are multiple satisfying solutions for erectile restoration, including oral medications, suppositories, penile injection therapy and penile implants. Nearly every man can be successfully treated.”

Anyone, including spouses and partners of those with urologic health concerns, is welcome to attend this free seminar. For more information, call (218) 927-5552, or email education@riverwoodhealthcare.org.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men, Riverwood reported, adding one out of every 10 men will develop the disease, typically between ages 60 to 80.

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