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  • NFL Hall-of-Famer to speak in Tacoma on prostate cancer October 6

    WHAT: Former NFL cornerback Mike Haynes and MultiCare Urologist Dr. Douglas Sutherland will encourage men to “Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®,” the second-leading cause of cancer death for American men, at an event at Hotel Murano on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Participants can get a free blood test to screen for prostate cancer.

    Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, Know Your Stats is a national prostate cancer awareness campaign from the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL). Now in its second year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about the importance of prostate health.

    One in every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and African American men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease.

    WHO: Dr. Sutherland specializes in robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot. He is the only fellowship-trained urologist in Tacoma who specializes in minimally invasive urologic oncology. He will be available to discuss the importance of prostate cancer screening, the impact of prostate cancer on American men and the range of available treatment options.

    Mike Haynes played for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

    WHERE: Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma

    WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

    To register: Click here or call 1-800-342-9916

    Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in