Local Pastor and Hattiesburg Clinic Urologist Help Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness
Hattiesburg Clinic Urologist John R. Moore, MD, and Hub City Pastor Knox Baird were featured on WDAM’s segment, highlighting prostate cancer awareness month.
Prior to being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021, Baird said “like most men” he hadn’t been to the doctor in several years. It was during a visit with his cardiologist, that he asked to have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, a blood test used to screen for prostate cancer. Baird’s PSA results were ultimately what led him to Hattiesburg Clinic Urologist Dr. Moore, who confirmed his prostate cancer diagnosis.
Moore said patients with prostate cancer do not always have any symptoms early on, and that is why it is so important for men to have their PSA checked regularly.
“We follow PSA to make sure there are no changes in the rates or if the rate is too high,” Moore said. “Also, pay attention to risk factors: if you are an African American man or have a family history of prostate cancer, you are at higher risk.”
Click here to watch the full interview to learn more about Mr. Baird’s journey with prostate cancer, the treatment options available and where he is today.