MILWAUKEE --Approximately one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according toFroedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. To raise awareness, officials have called upon the "Green and Gold."
In the barber chair, Lane Taylor, Green Bay Packers starting guard, and Nick Collins, former safety were in it to win it Tuesday, Oct. 30 -- kicking off the "Green, Gold and Growing" campaign.
"I think I can beat Nick easily," said Taylor.
"Of course me! Did you see the beard I had coming in?! It's awesome," said Collins.
The Froedtertand the Medical College of Wisconsin initiative asks men to put down their razor during the month of November to raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer screenings.
If found early, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but doctors say not enough men are being screened.
"These guys would no more go out onto the field without preparation, than I think men should lack awareness about the risk of prostrate cancer," said Dr. William See,prostate ...