CANTON, Ohio, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Know Your Stats spokesperson Mike Haynes will return to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio from August 2-6 for Enshrinement Week to drive the importance of prostate health awareness and raise funds for prostate cancer research.
During the week, Haynes will be available to speak with local and national media to share his prostate cancer journey and promote awareness of prostate health issues. It was an NFL Player Care and Urology Care Foundation screening event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame nearly 10 years ago that led Haynes to the discovery he had prostate cancer.
The Know Your Stats® campaign is a rallying force to connect, educate and inspire men across the country to know their prostate cancer risk and talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them.
"As a prostate cancer survivor, I understand how important it is to know your risk and talk to your doctor about prostate cancer," said Haynes. "I know by sharing my prostate cancer journey I can help make a difference in the lives of other men."
The Urology Care Foundation and the NFL have built upon a relationship that started in 2007 when the NFL, through its Player Care Foundation, began implementing prostate cancer screenings for retired players conducted by the Urology Care Foundation. Today, they continue to encourage all men and their loved ones to visit KnowYourStats.org for information about prostate cancer.
What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer:
- Approximately 181,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer this year. It is the second most common cancer among men in the United States.
- Aside from age, risk factors for prostate cancer include family history and race:
- One in seven men will develop prostate cancer.
- One in five African American men will develop prostate cancer.
- One in three men with a family history will develop prostate cancer.
- If you are age 55 to 69, Talk to Your Doctor about prostate screening.
- Know Your Risk. Some men are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Talk to your Doctor about prostate cancer screening if you are age 40 to 54 years and:
- are African-American
- have a father, brother or son who has had prostate cancer
About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States, and is a leading cause of cancer death in men. One in seven men will be diagnosed in his lifetime. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer have a higher chance of getting the disease. The Urology Care Foundation recognizes the choice to be screened for prostate cancer is a personal one. Before you decide to be tested, talk to your doctor about your risk for prostate cancer, including your personal and family history. Then talk about the benefits and risks of testing.
About the Team
Former players, coaches and their families have joined Team Haynes to help promote prostate cancer awareness, including: Al Smith (Houston Oilers), Andre Tippett (New England Patriots), Anthony Muñoz (Cincinnati Bengals), Bart Oates (New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers), Bob Lilly (Dallas Cowboys), Bobby Mitchell (Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), Carl Eller (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks), Charlie Sanders (Detroit Lions), Cris Carter (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins), Dan Hampton (Chicago Bears), Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins), Dan Pastorini (Houston Oilers), Dave Casper (Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers), Elvin Bethea (Houston Oilers), Eric Dickerson (Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams), Fred Biletnikoff (Oakland Raiders), Fred Dean (San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers), Gary Zimmerman (Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos), Gerald McNeil (Cleveland Browns), Gerry Allen (Washington Redskins), Harry and Mabel Carson (New York Giants), Jack Ham (Pittsburgh Steelers), Jack Youngblood (Los Angeles Rams), Jackie Smith (St. Louis Cardinals), James Lofton (Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills), Jan Stenerud (Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers), Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns), Jim Taylor (Green Bay Packers), Joe DeLamielleure (Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns), Joe Greene (Pittsburgh Steelers), John Madden (Oakland Raiders), Kellen Winslow (San Diego Chargers), Larry Little (Miami Dolphins), Lee Roy Selmon (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Len Dawson (Kansas City Chiefs), Lenny Moore (Baltimore Colts), Lynn Swann (Pittsburgh Steelers), Marcus Allen (Los Angeles Raiders), Marv Levy (Buffalo Bills), Mel Blount (Pittsburgh Steelers), Merle Wilcox (wife of Dave Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers), Michael Blair (Green Bay Packers), Michael Irvin (Dallas Cowboys), Mike Dumas (San Diego Chargers), Mike Haynes (New England Patriots, Los Angeles Raiders), Ozzie Newsome (Cleveland Browns), Paul Warfield (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins), Pollie Shaw (wife of Billy Shaw, Buffalo Bills), Randall McDaniel (Minnesota Vikings), Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Ricardo McDonald (Cincinnati Bengals), Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh Steelers), Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys), Ron Mix (San Diego Chargers), Ron Yary (Minnesota Vikings), Ronnie Lott (San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets), Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers), Ted Cottrell (Atlanta Falcons), Thomas L. Jackson (Denver Broncos), Tom Nowatzke (Baltimore Colts), Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys), Vince Papale (Philadelphia Eagles), Warren Moon (Houston Oilers, Kansas City, Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks), Willie Brown (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders), Willie Lanier (Kansas City Chiefs), and Yale Lary (Detroit Lions).
About the Urology Care Foundation
The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We work with researchers, health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patients' lives.
About the AUA
Founded in 1902, and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Christine Frey, AUA
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