Prostate Conditions Education Council to Host Patient Education Event in Charlotte

Symposia & dinner to provide cutting edge information on prostate cancer

Online PR News – 14-October-2016 – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate cancer screening, invites patients, advocates, caregivers and the general public to join the Charlotte Prostate Cancer Patient Education Symposia & Dinner at the Dresslers located at 1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125 in Charlotte, NC on October 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The event, led by Dr. Stephen Riggs, one of the top prostate cancer physicians in the country, will provide information on early detection, prostate cancer markers, FDA approved treatment options and understanding treatment decisions for both early and advanced prostate cancer as well as information on post treatment side effects such as erectile dysfunction.

“Forums that offer prostate cancer patients and caregivers the opportunity to hear from leading physicians are invaluable,” said Wendy Poage, President of PCEC. “It’s critical for patients to fully understand what their options are and to feel supported as they navigate what can often be an overwhelming process.”

The Symposia will also include a question and answer session where attendees will have the opportunity to get Dr. Stephen Riggs’s expert opinion.

Dr. Steve Riggs is an Associate Professor within the Division of Urology, Surgical Care Division and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, N.C. He has an active clinical practice in Urologic Oncology is the director of the institutes’ Cancer conferences, Urologic Oncology fellowship and site director for the Urology resident training that occurs in Charlotte. He has authored or co-authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials and invited articles in addition to serving in local and national leadership roles within the field of Urologic Oncology.

The event is free of charge and dinner will be provided. To register, visit

About PCEC

Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) was founded in 1989, and is a non-profit 501-3c organization. A national organization committed to men's health, PCEC is the nation's leading resource for information on prostate health. The PCEC is dedicated to saving lives through awareness and the education of men, the women in their lives, as well as the medical community about prostate cancer prevalence, the importance of early detection, and available treatment options, as well as other men's health issues. The Council – comprised of a consortium of leading physicians, health educators, scientists and prostate cancer advocates – aims to conduct nationwide screenings for men and perform research that will aid in the detection and treatment of prostate conditions.

As the founder and coordinator of the national Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (PCAW) Program, along with our Screening Site Partners, we have screened nearly 5,000,000 men across the country for the disease and have become one of the largest and most successful health screening projects in the world.

PCEC is not only the national leader in providing prostate cancer screenings for men in all stages of the disease; PCEC is also the national leader in increasing awareness and education on prostate disease. Our education and awareness campaigns include a wide variety of forums and have expansive reach.

Media Contact

Lindsay McBride, Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)