Some Doctors Want to Rename Low-Grade Prostate Cancer, But Would A Name Change Hurt Patients?

Gary Ronay, M.D. of Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom about how some doctors are pushing for a name-change for one of the common types of cancer in men: low-grade prostate cancer, to reduce patient fear and stress of hearing the word “cancer.

Dr. Gary Ronay says “doing that could cause more harm than good since about 34,000 Americans die from prostate cancer each year and patients could get a false sense of security.”

He went on to say “renaming low-grade prostate cancer to reduce patient fear could actually be life-threatening for patients by giving them a false sense of security.”

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.