19 - The NFL Wants You Know Your Stats About This Men's Health Issue
About This Episode:
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. 1 in 7 will be diagnosed with this disease, but the odds increase to 1 in 5 if they are African American and 1 in 3 if they have a family history. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men, and there are often no symptoms.
Early detection for prostate cancer is key, which is why, for the seventh year, the National Football League has teamed up with the Urology Care Foundation—the official foundation of the American Urological Association—on the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® campaign, an initiative to encourage men to know their prostate cancer risk and to talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them. The campaign is led by some of our favorite football heroes, including Pro Football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, Michael Haynes.
On this episode of the Business, Life, and Coffee podcast, Urologist and Prostate Cancer Specialist, Dr. Scott Eggener will join Mike Haynes as they talk about the risks for prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. Michael’s story gives hope to those newly diagnosed or in treatment, and also reminds families to talk about their health history. Remember, one new case occurs every 2.4 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 19.1 minutes. Don’t sit on the sidelines, join Haynes and Dr. Eggener as they team up to offer a winning game plan for prostate cancer and to save lives.
This interview is brought to you by the American Urological Association.
About Michael Haynes: Michael is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. His professional football career began when he was selected in the 1976 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He was then elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Haynes, a prostate cancer survivor, is the spokesperson for the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® campaign and speaks on their behalf to educate and encourage men to be proactive about their prostate health.
About Scott Eggener: Associate Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of the Prostate Cancer Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Scott Eggener is an experienced robotic and open surgeon who specializes in the care of patients with prostate cancer. His research focuses on prostate cancer screening and treatment patterns, evaluating novel tools to assist patients in treatment decisions, and clinical trials for active surveillance and focal therapy. He is a leading prostate cancer spokesperson for the American Urological Association (AUA) and presents on prostate cancer matters around the world.