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Education Event Big Success
September 08, 2010
On Thursday, September 23rd we encouraged men to "Know Your Stats" about Prostate Cancer, the second-leading cause of death for American men.

Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame Player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, "Know You 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. Oklahoma Surgical Hospital proudly supports this community education program.

One is every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and African American men are more that twice as likely to die from the disease. Over 2,500 men in Oklahoma are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

Marc Milsten, MD, of Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma, was available to discuss the importance of prostate cancer screening, the impact of prostate cancer on American men and the range of available treatment options. Dr. Milsten has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of prostate cancer. He is the most experienced surgeon in Oklahoma with the use o the DaVinci robot in performing laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer.


About the AUA Foundation:
  The AUA Foundation is the world's leading non-profit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. Their mission is to promote health, provide hope and promise a future free of urologic disease, including cancer.

As the official foundation of the AUA, the professional organization of approximately 16,000 urologists, the
AUA Foundation is the trusted public source for the most accurate and current information relating to urological health.