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St. Anthony’s Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Special Event

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (Sept. 11, 2012) – As part of recognizing Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, St. Anthony’s Hospital will present a special lecture to help raise awareness and education.

Eric K. Diner, MD, an urologist, will discuss prostate cancer treatment advances at noon Monday, Sept. 24 in the auditorium at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Dr. Diner’s interactive discussion will touch on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Outside of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males. One out of every six males will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Diner will focus on the latest treatments for enlarged prostate and prostate cancer including robotic technology that can reduce incision size and shorten recovery time.

Light refreshments will be served. To register for this free talk or for more information about St. Anthony’s Hospital, please call (727) 953-6993 or go online to To take a free, seven-minute prostate cancer risk assessment, visit

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.  St. Anthony’s has received the 2012 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony’s earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR three consecutive times.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727) 825-1445 Phone; (727) 257-7052 Pager