Memorial Hospital hosted almost 300 men for its “Know Your Stats” screening event on September 10th. Memorial teamed up with the NFL to publicize the importance of men over 40 getting tested for prostate and colorectal cancer. As a part of the “Know Your Stats’ screening, visitors were able to get a hands-on look at the da Vinci operating system. The da Vinci offers prostate cancer patients a minimally invasive option for surgery. The “Know Your Stats” campaign is a national public awareness campaign to promote the American Urological Association prostate screening guidelines. Memorial Hospital offers this screening free to the public every year. Local urologists donate their time to perform the tests. In years past, about 24% of the men that attend the screening are prompted to see their doctors for follow up testing.
The da Vinci surgery system on display.