OU Health to hold Men’s Health Awareness Summit this weekend – KOCO Oklahoma City

OU Health to hold Men's Health Awareness Summit this weekend

The summit focuses on raising awareness about prostate cancer and other health issues affecting men in Oklahoma

Updated: 1:33 PM CDT Jun 14, 2022

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AWARENESS ABOUT PROST. ANSWER AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AFFECTING MEN HERE IN OKLAHOMA. THE 2022 MENS HEALTH AWARENESS. SUMMIT IS HOPING TO ARM MEN WITH THE KNOWLEDGE. THEY NDEE TO ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS JOINING ME NOW ADAM ALEXANDER, D AR.LLEN ALEXANDER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR WITH OU HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AND COACH MARVIN MACK A PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR WHO STARTED THIS EVENT GENTLEMEN. THANKOU Y FOR JOINING ME THIS MORNING. THKAN YOU FOR HAVING US IMPORTANT DISCUSSION TO HAVE HERE. I WANT TO START WITH YOU COACH AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND YOU STARTED THIS EVENT HEER WHAT GAVE YOU THE INSPIRATION TO ARSTT THIS AND HAVE THIS WELL, I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A FORMER STUDENTS, AND HE WAS JUST CALLING TO CCKHE ON ME. SO I SAID WELL, YOU KNOW HOW PRIVATE MEN ARE I DIDNT WANT TO TELL HIM THEN I SAID NO. I JUST HAD POSTURE CANCER SURGERY. AND HE SAID COACH GUESS WHAT? I HAD IT TOO. SO HE CALLS ME BACK THEY OR SO LATER SAY COACH. LETS GET THIS THING GOING. LETS REACH OUT AND MAKE HEAV MAN AWARE MEAK HIM AWARE OF PROSTRATE CANCER AND I THINK SINCE YOU A COACH MACK EVERYBODY WILL LISTEN TO YOU. SO WE DECIDED TO DO THAT AND THEN I FOUND THIS YOUNG MAN TO MY LEFT. .DR ALEXANDER, AND WE JUST TEAMED UP AND CEAM UP WITH A COMMITTEE AND WE MADE IT HAPPEN AND ITAS W VERY SUCCESSFUL. MAY I ADD TTHA IS GOOD TO HEAR. I WANT TO TALK A BIT ABOUT YOUR PEEXRIENCE WITH CANCER. WHEN DID YOU KWNO THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG? WELL, ACTUALLY I DID NOT OKAY. ONE WASNT FOR MY LOVELY WIFE TO INSIST I GO GET CHECKED. YEARLY THATS WHEN THEY DETECTED IT. UM, IT WAS LIKE BATHROOM A LOT AT NIGHT. GETTING UP ALL THE TIME. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST BECAUSE I HYDRATEO S MUCH BEING A COACH DRINK A LOT OF LIQUIDS. BUT IT WASNT I HAD CANCER AND DID NOT KNOW. UNTIL I WENT AND GOT CHECKED. ALL RIGHT, MAN. ITS ITS A SLLMA SIZE THOSE LITTLE THINGS THAT YOU DONT PTHINK ARE A PROBLEM THAT YOU GOTTA WATCH OUT FOR EXACTLY RIGHT JASON AND DR. ALEXANDER. JUST GOING TO YOU JUST HOW IMPOANRTT IS IT TO WCHAT OUT FOR THOSE LITTLE SIGNS THOSE SMALL THINGS THAT YOU THINK ARE NOT ANYTHING THAT TURN OUT TO BE SOMETHING EVEN WORSE. OH, ITS ITS VERY IMPORTANT AND SOMETIMES YOULL HAVE NO SIGNS ALL AND YOULL HAVE PROSTATE CANCER AND FOR CERTAIN POPULATIONS, PARTICULARLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN. ITS IMPORTANT THAT WE GET CHECKED EVEN BEFORE SOMETIMES A RECOMMEND A GUIDELINES IVE SEEN IS WHERE YOU HAVE AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN WHO AREN I THEIR 40S WHO HAVE PROSTATE CANCER AND SO ITS IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET CHECKED, ESPECIALLY ACCORDING TO THEIR RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES. BUT ALSO IF YOU KNOW YOURE AT A RISK IF YOU HAVE A FIRST THREE RELATIVE A BROTHER A FATHER WHO HAS HAD PROSTATE CANCER, TNHE YOU SHOULD TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO GO GET CHECKED EARLY. YEAH THE STATISTICS HERE. I WOULD JUST WTAN TO READ THESE OUT PROSTATE CANCER THE MOST DIAGNOSED CANCER IN BLACK MEN AFTER LUNG CANCER THE SECOND DEADLIEST CANCER FOR BCKLA MEN IN OKLAHOMA HERE BLACK MAN ARE 70% MORE LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER. MENND A OUR 2.6 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM THE DISEASE JUST THE STATISTICS HERE ARE JUST SO MUCH WORSE WHEN IT COMES TO BLACK MANNING PROSTATE CANCER. YES, THATS WHY I SAID EARLIER DETECTION IS SO IMPORTANT PART THEOF REASON WHY I THINK AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN ARE DYING MORE SO THAN WHITE MEN IS BECAUSE THEYRE WAITING TOO LATE BEFORE BEFORE THEY GET CHECKED THE BENEFITS OF GETTING DETECTED EARLY IS THAT YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING ABLE TO TREAT THE PROSTATE CANCER A LOTF O TIMES WHEN YOU DETECT PROSTATE CANCER TOO TOO LATE. ITS ALREADY SPREAD TO OTHER AREAS. BODY, SO ITS HARD TO OPERATE ON AND SO THATS WHY WE PUT ON THIS EVTEN TO NOT ONLY REACH AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN TO ALL MEN JUST TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET CHECKED AND TELL US MEOR ABOUT THE EVENT COACH WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT WHEN THEY SHOW UP THIS WEEKEND. WELL, WE HAVE A RARE THINGS. WE HAVE MENTAL HEALTH. OODBL PRESSURE CHECK WE HAVE EVEN HAVE A WKAL A MILE WALK TO SET IT OFF THAT STARTED OFF. WERE GONNA DO A MILE WALK THERE AT METRO TECH AND THEN THE SUMMIT WAS STARTING WELL HAVE SURVIVORS TO SPEAK GUYS GIVE THEIR TESTIMONIES IF I COULD ADD USE ADWORD TESTIMONY, THEN WELL HAVE THE EXPERT GUYS, WHICH IS THE DOCTORS TO COME IN AND ELUDE OVER THERE. EXPERTISE ABOUT CANCER. ITS JUST SO IMPORTANT JASON THAT WE DO IT BECAUSE I HAD FOUR FRIENDS OF MINE. FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT HAD IT AND DID NOT KNOW IT. WHEN THEY DECIDED TO GO GET ECCHKED, IT HAD SPREAD IT ALL OVER THE BODIES LIKE DR. JUST MENTIONED. I WENT TO FOUR FUNERALS. SO THAT' THE IMPORTANCE OF IT DAN MY WIFE WAS THENE O THAT REALLY PUSHED GNGOI JUST TO GET A YEARLY FISCAL AND THATS WHEN THEY DETECTED IT. SO WITH THAT SAID WIVES. GIRLFRNDSIE DAUGHTERS PUSH THAT ISSUES TO THE NME AND LET THEM KNOW THAT IS SO IMPORTANT. YOU KNOW, WERE SBBTUORN JASON VERY STUBBORN AND THAT WAS ME MY NEXT THING BECAUSE I KNOW MY MIFALY. I KNOW HOW WE ASLA BCK MEN CAN BE WE CAN BE VERY STUBBORN WHEN IT COMES TO NOT ADDRESSING THESE THINGS NOT GOING TO THE DOCTOR. WE THINK WERE JUST FINE. JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO BE NOT STUBBORN HERE DOCTOR, YOU KNOW, THE PANDEMIC HAS TAUGHT US THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES THAT WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND BE PROACTIVE AUTBO OUR HEALTH AND CANCER. IT WAS HERE LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC AND ITLL BE LONG HERE. AFTER THE PANDEMIC, SO ITS IMPORTANT THERE WERE PROACTIVE ABOUT THIS ISSUE AS WELL. I KNOW WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILIES THAT WE HAVE TO PROVIDE BUT WE HAVE TO BE VULNERABLE AND TAKE THAT STEP TO GO SEE OUR DOCTOR AND TALK ABOUT WHAT MAY BE A SENSITIVE ISSUE TO US. AND AS TO CODE SDAI HE LOST VERY GOOD FRIENDS TO THIS DISEASE BECAUSE THEY CHOSE NOT TO GET CHECKED COACH DIDET G CHECKED AND HE WAS ABLE TO TEXT HIS PROSTATE CANR ATCE A STAGE WHERE HE WAS AEBL TO RECEIVE TREATMENT AND HES HERE TODAY GIVEN THIS INTERVIEW ABOUT AN EVENT THAT WE HOPE WILL SAVE MORE MINUTES LIVE OUT THERE. YEAH, HOPEFLYUL SOMEBODY WATCHING THIS WILL WILL TAKE TENO OF THIS AND AND GET OUT THERE AND GET SOME OF THOSE SCREENINGS AND GET THAT INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED. SO AGAIN, THIS IS HAPPENING A SATURDAY JUNE 18TH. WH ERES THIS GIVE US THE DETAILS THERE. YES, ITS HAPPENING AT THE METRO TECH CAREER CTEREN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM. THE 9 AM WILL BE THE ONE MEIL WALK AND THE EVENT STARTS AT 10 AM. WHO DO YOU ENCOURAGE TO COME OUT TO THIS? NOT JUST MAN, CORRECT? YOU JUST WANT FAMILIES. YOU JUST WANT ANYBODY THAT NEEDS THIS INFORMATION TO COME. YES. WE INVITE EVERYONE TO COME OUT THIS INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE HEARD AT ALL AGE GROUPS BECAUSE IF YOU WANT TO BE PREVENTATIVE, YOU CANT JUST START ATGE A 50 HAVE STARTED AGE 30. YEAH START AGE0, 2 YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ACT ON IT. MY COACH. THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR TESTIMONY HERE TODAY, DR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPERTISE AS WELL. THIS IS TAKING PLACE AGAIN, SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH. SO THIS SATURDAY

OU Health to hold Men's Health Awareness Summit this weekend

The summit focuses on raising awareness about prostate cancer and other health issues affecting men in Oklahoma

Updated: 1:33 PM CDT Jun 14, 2022

The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, the Lynn Institute and the Metro Technology Centers partnered to present the 2022 Mens Health Awareness Summit.The summit focuses on raising awareness about prostate cancer and other health issues affecting men in Oklahoma. The summit is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at Metro Tech Health Career Center, 1720 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City.KOCO spoke to Dr. Adam Alexander, assistant professor with OU Health Sciences Center, and coach Marvin Mack, a prostate cancer survivor who started the Summit.Click here for more information.

The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, the Lynn Institute and the Metro Technology Centers partnered to present the 2022 Mens Health Awareness Summit.

The summit focuses on raising awareness about prostate cancer and other health issues affecting men in Oklahoma.

The summit is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at Metro Tech Health Career Center, 1720 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City.

KOCO spoke to Dr. Adam Alexander, assistant professor with OU Health Sciences Center, and coach Marvin Mack, a prostate cancer survivor who started the Summit.

Click here for more information.

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OU Health to hold Men's Health Awareness Summit this weekend - KOCO Oklahoma City

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