Can you OVER treat cancer?

Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr., President of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center, talked with Barry Petersen of CBS News about the consequences of finding and treating slow-growing cancers, like prostate cancer. The story was part of a larger cancer report on CBS News Sunday Morning on March 12.

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CBS News’ Barry Petersen speaks to Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr.

Dr. Thompson spoke of the rise in prostate cancer screenings that peaked in the 1990s. Yet despite the number of prostate cancers identified, the death rate by this particular cancer has barely changed. Doctors are now asking their patients to take a hard look at when it may be best to aggressively treat some cancers.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Thompson for bringing national exposure to our growing oncology program at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center!

Click here to watch the story on CBS News This Morning.

About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The sisters heeded the call from the Catholic bishop of Texas to care for the multitude of sick, infirm, and orphaned in the Texas frontier. When the sisters arrived in San Antonio, the population was only 12,000 and there was no public hospital - until the sisters founded CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital.

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