Rob Lowe hosts an educational “Informed” segment on Prostate Cancer Screening

 

Being a popular actor can be a great opportunity to shed light on important topics, Rob Lowe has taken on that role for educational purposes as host of the “Informed” series. The program will focus on many important issues facing society that needs more awareness. A recent episode focuses on the importance on Prostate Cancer Screening.

With prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men, in the United States, it has become more important to get screened early. Men who have a family history of prostate cancer have a greater risk of developing it. There has been much controversy about if the PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) screening is recommended. There have been cases where there are benefits and some cases where harm has been done because of the screening. Now, organizations have to make the tough decision whether to recommend or not. This episode will seek to examine these issues in closer detail.

This segment of “Informed” was produced for public television to meet quality standards around the US. Rob Lowe, serving as the host, and many award winning team members continue to provide the best quality information and is distributed independently.