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.
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!