NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes stats earned him the ultimate accolade, but football wasn’t his only victory.
He is also a prostate cancer survivor. This cancer is more common than you think. Let me put it to you like this:
On any given Sunday 1 in 7 men watching an NFL game will be diagnosed with this disease.
The odds increase to 1 in 5 if they are African American.
They shoot up to 1 in 3 if they have a family history.
These are stats that no one wants to receive.
An estimated 181,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2016 – that equates to one father, brother or loved one being diagnosed every three minutes. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men.
There are often no symptoms, which is why early detection for prostate cancer is key.
This is why the NFL has teamed up with the Urology Care Foundation for the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® campaign, led by Pro Football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, Michael Haynes.
Fellas, please listen in for this important information for prostate cancer intervention. Ladies, pass this on to the men in your life so they may live it to the fullest.