Mike Haynes, an NFL Hall of Famer, is doing a lot of good in showing that a real man like him can be open about the need for an annual digital rectal exam (DRE) to detect if you might have prostate cancer.
As a fellow prostate cancer survivor and author of Conquer Prostate Cancer, I have had several conversations with him. As such I know he is genuinely concerned in offering his forthright message that men should routinely have their prostates checked out annually through a DRE and PSA testing starting at age 40. This is in keeping with the age standard set by the American Urological Association two years ago. Kudos to CBS 8 (San Diego) for its fine interview with Mike!
If you’d like to hear Mike’s interview see www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=13680149 and read the CBS write-up that follows.