Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. The American Cancer Society reports about 1 in every 39 prostate cancer patients will die. But, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, survival rates are extremely high when detected early. Early screening is key! So, why are so many men still not seeing their doctors?
Lou Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Vipul Patel, MD, FACS is the medical director of the Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health and director of urologic oncology at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. He is the founder of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation (IPCF) and a founding member of the Society of Robotic Surgery.
College Football Hall of Famer, coach and analyst Lou Holtz, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. Initially, he didn’t want anyone to know, but now Lou shares his story to help others make the proper decision for screenings and treatment. You can learn from Coach Holtz and Dr. Patel.