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Aventura Hospital Teams Up With the NFL to Celebrate National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Aventura Hospital Teams Up With the NFL to Celebrate National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 7, 2010, Aventura, FL –Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is encouraging men to“Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®,” the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for American men. 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Aventura Hospital has teamed up with the NFL to educate the community about prevention and innovative treatment options that greatly reduce risks associated with surgery.

On Tuesday, September 21st, Aventura Hospital, in conjunction with Aventura’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hosting its “Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®” seminar at a men’s health seminar highlighting innovations in Robotic Prostatectomy. The event will feature urologist Dr. David Robbins. It will take place at the Aventura Community Recreation Center, located at 3375 NE 188th Street in Aventura. It all kicks-off at 6 p.m.

Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, the “Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®,” 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.

Every year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Sadly, approximately 30,300 will die as a result of this potentially fatal illness.

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. Early detection is the key to survival and so is selecting the appropriate treatment.

Additionally, Aventura Hospital and Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center will host two health seminars to promote Prostate Cancer awareness:

“Prostate Cancer Awareness: Active Surveillance and New Therapies” with Dr. Carlos Lopez
Saturday, September 11, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hepburn Social Services Center
750 Northwest 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL

“The Latest Updates on Robotic Surgery”
Drs. Henry Wodnicki (colorectal surgery), David Robbins (urology),
Frank Cirisano (gynecological oncology) Alfredo Rego, (cardio-thoracic surgery)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
21110 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 101,
Aventura, FL

Those in need of further support and education may attend the monthly Man-to-Man Prostate Support Group at Aventura Hospital and Medical
Center, co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center.  For further information on prostate health awareness please call the Cancer Center at 305-682-2151.

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