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Free prostate cancer screening at Ralph Wilson Stadium

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Buffalo: Free prostate cancer screening at Ralph Wilson Stadium
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Hundreds of men rushed to Ralph Wilson Stadium, and it wasn't a Sunday. The Buffalo Bills and Roswell Park Cancer Institute hosted the Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Outreach Clinic Tuesday.

For the second year in a row, men over 50 came out for the free cancer screening.

Though one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, doctors say with early detection, 90 percent will be cured.

Roswell Park doctors and Buffalo Bills player David Nelson was on hand to share his experience.

"My dad's been a patient there for a little over a year now. I got to know the staff, I got to know the doctors, I got to know the nurses. My dad actually called me last year and told me the cancer had come back and without even thinking I told him, fly to Buffalo and come to Roswell," Nelson said.

"Last year, we had about 170 men come out. This year we have 254 pre-registered and we expect another at least 100 walk-ins, so we expect to help as many as twice as many men this year,” said Dr. James Mohler, chair of the Urology Department.

The free screening event was held in connection with the American Urological Association.

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