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‘He Got My Attention’: NFL Hall of Famer Uses His Experience with Prostate Cancer to Spread Awareness of the Disease Affecting Black Men at Higher Rates

Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Haynes, 68, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and admittedly did not know very much about the disease or tests related to it upon his diagnosis.

Haynes, a former cornerback with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders, recalls a visit to his doctor when he learned of his diagnosis. “When he said African-American men are more likely to get it and die from it because they find out in the later stages, he got my attention,” said Haynes. Click here to view full interview.

source: Kavontae Smalls - Atlanta Black Star