Prostate Cancer Awareness

October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / release ) Roswell Park Cancer Institute is teaming up with the Buffalo Bills on prostate Cancer Awareness. Dr. Thomas Schwaab stopped by Channel 7's "Eyewitness News This Morning" telling Patrick Taney and Ginger Geoffery about free prostate tests available at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Tuesday.

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but with early detection, about 90 percent of these cancers will be cured. That’s why Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging men over 40 to be proactive in understanding prostate cancer risk factors, screening guidelines and talking with their doctor about whether early-detection testing is right for them. RPCI and the Bills are hosting the Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis Outreach Clinic, a free prostate cancer education and screening event, in connection with the American Urological Association Foundation’s Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer® campaign. RPCI doctors will be performing free screenings that will include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal exams (DRE) for eligible men.

Several Buffalo Bills Alumni and the Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders will be on hand for the event, and tours of Ralph Wilson Stadium will be offered for those who attend.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4 from 3:30 pm to 7 pm

WHERE: Paul Maguire Club, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY