The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

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Next Your Health Segment: Jan. 14, 2019 7 p.m. on MPT's Direct Connection


 Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center

Prostate cancer

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. Last week, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is receiving chemotherapy.

On Monday, January 14, Muhummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD, associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of urologic oncology and robotic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Dr. Siddiqui, who is also chief of urology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, will also talk about screening for prostate cancer.

Do you have a general question about prostate cancer? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or e-mail your question to