NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2016) - Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. On any given Sunday 1 in 7 men watching an NFL game 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. These are stats that no one wants to see up on a scoreboard.
An estimated 181,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2016 -- that's one father, brother or loved one being told every three minutes that they have prostate cancer. 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. For the 8th year, the NFL 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 Pro Football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, Michael Haynes.
For more information, visit www.knowyourstats.org
About the Urology Care Foundation
The Urology Care 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.
The vision of the Foundation is to support urologic research and to be the premier provider and resource for the most current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information for patients and the public.
About Know Your Stats®
The Know Your Stats® (KYS) campaign is a national public awareness initiative in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the Urology Care Foundation to increase awareness about prostate cancer, and raise funds for prostate cancer research and education.
To learn more about prostate cancer risk and prevention from the nation's leading prostate cancer experts, visit UrologyHealth.org or email us.