NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton to Speak Jan. 22 at Lincoln-Way West
Men (and women) 40 or older are invited to attend a free prostate health awareness event Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way West High School Performing Arts Center, 21701 S. Gougar Rd., New Lenox. NFL Pro football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton and Dr. Thai Nguyen, Urologist and Medical Director, Robotic Surgery Program at Silver Cross, will share important information about prostate cancer that could help save your life. Following the program, Dan Hampton will be available to sign memorabilia and pose for photos. There will also be a door prize drawing for a signed Dan Hampton Throwback #99 Jersey and football tailgating package. Men can also sign-up that night for a free prostate cancer screening, which will be held in February inside the NEW University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. Screenings will be performed by physicians from Advanced Urology Associates.
Individuals who register to attend this event before Jan. 20, 2013 will be entered in a drawing to win football tickets to a Chicago home game. All winners must be present on Jan. 22 to receive prizes. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer
One in six men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. However, prostate cancer is most treatable when caught early. The American Urological Association 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.
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 —including robotic surgery now available at Silver Cross Hospital. Together, you can determine which one may be best for you.