Thursday, November 12, Texas Tech Physicians will host a seminar for men, discussing prostate cancer. Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be the featured speaker. The seminar will be held November 12, from 5pm to 7pm at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building, Room 100. Texas Tech Physicians will address symptoms, screenings, research, diagnosis, treatment and historical progression of the disease.

TTU Physicians cite a recent survey for the need for more education.  In a Harris Poll survey of over 1,200 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, nearly half (47 percent) ignored their symptoms.

Congressman Randy Neugebauer was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, and he will speak about his experiences fighting the disease.

“I decided to publicize my fight with prostate cancer to raise awareness and encourage men to better understand this disease,” Neugebauer said. “I look forward to continuing the conversation with Texas Tech Physicians and working together to promote cancer prevention across West Texas.”

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates about 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. About 1 in 38 will die of prostate cancer.

Also speaking at Thursday's event, Dr. Allan Haynes, Texas Tech Physician in the Urology Department.