Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Joins NFL to Encourage Denver Men to Know Your Stats
August 31, 2010
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August 27, 2010
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Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Hosts “Know Your Stats” Event on Thursday, Sept. 16
WHAT: On Thursday, Sept. 16, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center will encourage men to “Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®,” the second-leading cause of cancer death for American men.
WHO: Donald J. May, MD, will discuss the importance of prostate cancer screening to include PSAs and the digital rectal exam. He will also review the impact of prostate cancer on American men and the range of available treatment options including the da Vinci® prostatectomy. This robotic-assisted surgical procedure is the number one choice for treatment in localized prostate cancer. Exempla Lutheran offers the da Vinci surgical system in the new North Pavilion, and attendees will be able to see the robotic system following the lecture.
WHERE: Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Learning Center 1 (second floor)
8300 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For additional information and to register: please call the Exempla Healthcare AnswerLine at 303-689-4595.
About “Know Your Stats about 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). In its second year, the campaign is educating men and their loved ones across the country about the importance of prostate health. One in every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime; African American men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease. In Colorado, 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
About the AUA Foundation
The American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation is the world’s leading non-profit urological health foundation with approximately 16,000 urologists and the official foundation of the AUA. Its mission is to promote health, provide hope, and promise a future free of urologic disease, including cancer. The AUA Foundation is the trusted public source for the most accurate and current information relating to urological health. Intuitive Surgical, the global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery and developer of the da Vinci® Surgical System, proudly supports this community education program.
About Exempla Healthcare - www.exempla.org
Exempla Healthcare was formed in 1998 and serves metropolitan Denver through its three hospitals – Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital – and the Exempla Physician Network of primary care, occupational medicine and specialty physicians. Exempla is dedicated to advancing the art of healing and the science of medicine for the patients and communities it serves. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) oversees Exempla operations.