Over the past 25 years Prostate Conditions Education Council has been honored to work with several nationally recognized individuals to carry the message of prostate health.
These influential men – including Denver Nugget’s coach George Karl, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, General Colin Powell, and actor Andre Braugher – have helped to raise national awareness of this serious disease and how important it is for all men to get checked!
Colin Powell, a father of three and prostate cancer survivor, is a spokesman of the PCEC. In a radio public service announcement, Powell encourages screenings and teaches fellow fathers about early detection and risk factors. “I personally have battled prostate cancer and won,” Powell states. “Early detection is the best weapon we have against this silent killer.” Colin Powell encourages screenings and teaches fellow fathers about early detection and risk factors.
National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa has teamed up with the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) to encourage men to take an active role in helping to protect their prostate health and Major League Soccer games around the country. Marcelo has a personal interest in prostate cancer as his grandfather suffered from the disease. He is urging men 40 and over and those who also have a family history of prostate cancer to talk to their doctors about screening options, and if diagnosed, to draft an all-star multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of a urologist, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist for the best defensive and offensive strategy against prostate cancer.
"My grandfather did not know about the need for prostate cancer screening, but my dad and I do. I urge all men to take charge of their own health and ask their doctors about screening options."
National Soccer Hall of Famer
Two-Time Captain – U.S. Soccer Team
A few years ago superstar quarter-back Tony Romo found himself in new territory when he learned that his father was battling cancer. Ramiro Romo had shown no signs or symptoms of the disease when a screening exam revealed he had prostate cancer. The experience shocked and scared his entire family. Thankfully, the Romo's cancer was caught early. Now, Tony and his father have teamed up with PCEC to urge men to get a prostate cancer screening.
"Prostate Cancer was something we didn't have a lot of knowledge about," says Romo. We were lucky that Dad found it early and really wanted to spread the word about the importance of screening so that others would have the same advantages."
NASCAR champion Kyle Petty encourages men to Stay on Track and pledge to stay committed to visiting their doctor for an annual prostate cancer screening, and if diagnosed to enlist a team of medical professionals to evaluate all treatment options. Just as your car needs regular inspections, men by age 40 should get screened for prostate cancer.