NFL HALL OF FAMERS ISSUE CALL TO “KNOW YOUR STATS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER®”

October 29, 2012

 

NFL HALL OF FAMERS ISSUE CALL TO JUPITER & PALM BEACH GARDENS MEN
TO “KNOW YOUR STATS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER®”

Jupiter Medical Center & Former Miami Dolphins Player Larry Little
Host “Know Your Stats” Event at Abacoa Town Center

Jupiter, FL (October 29, 2012) — 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 visit jupitermed.com/events.


About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is most treatable when caught early. The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends men get a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test at age 40 and talk with their doctors to create a prostate health plan based on lifestyle and family history.  PSA helps detect prostate cancer; men who are screened at age 40 establish a baseline score that can be tracked over time.

About the Team
Former players, coaches and their families have joined Team Haynes to help promote prostate cancer awareness, including: Marcus Allen (Oakland Raiders), Frank Biletnikoff (Oakland Raiders), Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns), Willie Brown (Oakland Raiders), Mabel and Harry Carson (NY Giants), Ted Cottrell (Atlanta Falcons), Len Dawson (Kansas City Chiefs), Fred Dean (San Francisco 49ers), Eric Dickerson (Los Angeles Rams), Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys), Frank Gifford (New York Giants), Joe Greene (Pittsburgh Steelers), Mike Haynes (New England Patriots/Los Angeles Raiders), Thomas L. Jackson (Denver Broncos), Deacon Jones (Los Angeles Rams),  Marv Levy (Buffalo Bills), Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Bob Lilly (Dallas Cowboys), Larry Little (Miami Dolphins), James Lofton (Green Bay Packers), Ron Mix (San Diego Chargers), Anthony Munoz (Cincinnati Bengals), Ozzie Newsome (Cleveland Browns), Charlie Sanders (Detroit Lions), Pollie Shaw (wife of Billy Shaw, Buffalo Bills), Jim Taylor (Green Bay Packers), Andre Tippett (New England Patriots), Merle Wilcox (wife of Dave Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers), Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh Steelers), Jack Youngblood (Los Angeles Rams) and Gary Zimmerman (Denver Broncos).

About the AUA’s Foundation
The AUA’s Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. We partner with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education. Intuitive Surgical® proudly provides support for this community education program.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed community medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally-invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for eight years in a row (2005-2012). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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* American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2009-2010. American Cancer Society; Atlanta, GA. 2009: 13.

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