As Miami Dolphins players and fans get excited about the remainder of the 2012 football season, Jupiter Medical Center, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) are gearing up for another year of encouraging men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®.” Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men with 240,000 diagnosed each year. African American men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States.
“Know Your Stats” is teaming up with Jupiter Medical Center and former Miami Dolphins player and Hall of Famer Larry Little in Jupiter, Florida for a free men’s health event on November 11, 2012, from 10a.m. - 2p.m. at Abacoa Town Center’s amphitheater. The event will provide critical health information to men ages 40 and older, encouraging them to talk to their doctors about their urologic health and prostate cancer risk.
Along with athlete Larry Little, Daniel Caruso, MD, Board Certified Urologist, will speak about prostate cancer awareness. The da Vinci® robot, a minimally-invasive surgical system, will be on site, with demonstrations. Complex conditions including urologic procedures can be treated with minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. In addition, attendees can enjoy a men’s health fair with screenings and risk assessments. JMC will also raffle a pair of Miami Dolphins tickets to the New England Patriots game in Miami taking place December 2, 2012.
Fans and NFL players across the country can join the team at www.KnowYourStats.org to help spread the word about prostate cancer and the importance of knowing your risk factors. The national campaign is focused on turning awareness into action by encouraging men to talk with their doctors about their risk for prostate cancer.
Now in its fourth year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about prostate health.
“As prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer in America, and African-American men are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer and more than twice as likely to die from the disease, it’s important that Jupiter Medical Center educates local men on the importance of prostate cancer screening and risk. We’re excited to have Larry Little join us at Abacoa Town Center and we look forward to a fantastic turnout,” said Dr. Caruso.
In 2007, the AUA Foundation joined forces with the NFL Player Care Foundation, an organization focused on the health issues of retired players, to educate retired players about their prostate cancer risk. The NFL Player Care Foundation was created to address health and quality of life issues encountered by retired players.
Because prostate cancer is most treatable when caught and managed early, the AUA recommends that men 40 and older talk with their doctors about prostate cancer and their risks. Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should know that not all prostate cancers require treatment, and that not every treatment is perfect for every man. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about what your treatment options are and which one may be best for you.
What You Should Know, or Share with the Men in Your Life, About Prostate Cancer:
? Prostate cancer defense begins at 40. Talk with your doctor to learn more about your prostate health and cancer risk.
? Not all prostate cancers require active treatment and not all are life-threatening. The decision to proceed with active treatment is one that men should discuss in detail with their urologists.
? Not every treatment is perfect for every man. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about what is right for you.
? Know Your Stats – and don't let prostate cancer take you out of the game. Visit www.KnowYourStats.org to learn more.
To RSVP for the free men’s event at Abacoa Town Center on November 11, please CLICK HERE.