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 Greetings Friends,

 Cancer of the prostate is a lot more common than most people think. Take a look at this list: (dPC means the disease killed the man)

Don Ameche -- Actor, dPC 1993 (85)
Harry Belafonte
-- Singer and actor, RRP
Dirk Benedict -- Actor ("The A Team," "Battlestar Galactica"), b. 1945, a 20+ year PCa survivor
Michael Bentine -- member of "The Goon Show" on the BBC, dPC 1996 (74)
Jim Berry -- Nationally syndicated cartoonist
Bill Bixby -- Actor ("The Incredible Hulk"), director of "Blossom", dPC 1993 (59)
Luis Bonfa -- Brazilian guitarist and composer, dPC 2001 (78)
Pat Boone -- Pop singer
Barry Bostwick -- Actor ("Brad" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show")
Sean Connery -- Actor
Hume Cronyn -- Actor, dPC 2003 (91)
Billy Davis, Jr. -- Singer (with Fifth Dimension)
Robert De Niro -- Actor and Academy Award winner -- dX 2003 (60), treatment not revealed
Theodore Marcus "Teddy" Edwards -- Jazz musician (tenor saxophone), dPC 2003 (78)
Eddie Fisher -- Pop singer
Kinji Fukasaku -- Film director (co-director of "Tora! Tora! Tora!"), dPC 2003 (72)
John Gary -- Singer -- 65 *
Charles J. Givens -- "Get rich quick" pitchman, dPC 1998 (57)
Robert Goulet -- Singer -- 62
Paulo Gracindo -- Dean of Brazilian actors -- 84 *
Merv Griffin -- TV producer -- 71
Jeremy Geidt -- Theater actor -- 70
Sir Alec Guinness -- Actor, d. 2000 (86)
Damon Harris -- Member of The Temptations
Charlton Heston -- Actor -- 74 *
Bob Homme -- Canadian kiddie show host, dPC 2000 (81)
Quincy Jones -- Writer/producer
Henry "Hank" Ketcham -- Cartoonist (creator of "Dennis the Menace"), dPC 2001 (81)
Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey -- Blues singer and guitarist -- 74 *
Gene Levitt -- TV writer/producer/director (created "Fantasy Island" series), dPC 1999 (79)
Jerry Lewis -- Actor/comedian, dX 1992 (66)
John Lewis -- Jazz pianist and composer -- 80 *
Curtis Lowe -- Jazz saxophonist -- 73 *
Herbie Mann -- Jazz flutist, dX 1997, dPC 2003 (67)
Victor Mature -- Actor -- 81
Tom McDermott -- TV and movie actor -- 83 *
George Cadogan Gardner McKay -- Actor and playwright, dPC 2001 (69)
Bob McNett -- Drifting Cowboys band -- 69 *
Roger Moore -- Actor
Father of John Michael Montgomery, country singer
Edward Leon Palmer -- Co-creator of Sesame Street children's TV show, dPC 1999 (66)
Joseph Papp -- Theatrical producer -- *
Fess Parker -- Actor and developer
Frank Perry -- Motion picture producer -- 65 *
Sidney Poitier -- Actor, Academy Award winner -- 69
Michael Ritchie -- Director of movies ("The Candidate", "The Bad News Bears") and TV, dPC 2001 (62)
Vincent Frank Salerno -- Jazz pianist, dPC 2003 (78)
Dick Sargent -- Actor ("Bewitched" television series), dPC 1994 (64)
Telly Savalas -- Actor ("Kojak" television series), dPC 1994 (70)
Harry Secombe -- Member of "The Goon Show" on BBC, dPC 2001 (79)
Sterling Dale Silliphant -- Writer (Academy Award for "In The Heat Of The Night"), dPC 1996 (78)
Michael Small -- Movie and TV composer, dPC 2003 (64)
Bobs Watson -- Child actor, dPC 1999 (68)
Bruce Welch -- British pop guitarist
Derek York -- British film editor -- 66 *
Frank Zappa -- Rock music star, dPC 1993 (52)
Eddie Arcaro -- Jockey -- 80
Bill Arnsparger -- Defensive coordinator, San Diego Chargers pro football team -- 68
Phil Barkdoll -- U.S. stock car driver -- 57
Fred Biletnikoff -- Hall of Fame professional football player (Los Angeles Raiders), coach
Joseph S. "Joe" Black, Sr. -- Pitcher in major league baseball, dPC 2002 (79)
Frank Broyles -- U. Arkansas Athletic Director and former football coach -- dX 2003 (77),
RP-- (Mayo Clinic)
Jim Colbert -- PGA Senior Tour golfer
Ray Dandridge -- Hall of Fame third baseman -- 79 *
Len Dawson -- Hall of Fame quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
Lee Elia -- Hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners -- 59
Jim Ferree -- PGA Senior Tour golfer -- 62
Walter A. Haas, Jr. -- Oakland Athletics owner -- 79 *
Chick Harris -- Carolina Panthers professional football coach
Harold "Happy" Hairston -- Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, dPC 2001 (58)
Leon Joseph Hart, Sr. -- End, Notre Dame football team, won 1949 Heisman trophy, dPC 2002 (73)
Robert Lee "Bob" Hayes -- 1964 100m Olympic gold medalist, Dallas Cowboy, dPC 2002 (59)
Lamar Hunt -- Owner of the Kansas City Chiefs football team
Vic Janowicz -- Heisman Trophy winner, 1955 -- 66 -- *
Marv Levy -- NFL coach, Buffalo Bills -- 67
Brendan Malone -- NBA assistant coach (Knicks/Pacers)
Jim Marshall -- NFL Hall of Fame Minnesota Vikings football player -- 62
Marion Motley -- NFL Hall of Fame football player, dPC 1999 (79)
Stan Musial -- Professional baseball Hall of Fame player
Don Nelson -- NBA basketball player/coach -- 60
Joe Nuxhall -- Cincinnatti Reds baseball radio announcer -- 63
Gary Ormsby -- Race car driver -- 47 *
Arnold Palmer -- Professional golfer, b. 1929, RP+XRT
Harvey Penick -- Golf instructor and author -- 90 *
Richard Petty -- Retired NASCAR stock car driver -- 57
Tommy Prothro -- Hall of Fame U.S. football coach -- 74 *
Tubby Raymond -- Football coach, University of Delaware -- 67
Bobby Riggs -- Tennis player, dPCa 1995 (77)
Frank Robinson -- Baseball Hall of Fame -- 63
Dan Rooney -- President, Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team -- 67
Norm Stewart -- Basketball coach, U. Missouri
Bill Sullivan -- Owner, New England Patriots professional football team
Chuck Tanner -- Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team -- 71
Joe Torre -- Manager, New York Yankees baseball team, RRP
Johnny Unitas -- NFL Hall of Fame professional football quarterback, d. 2003
Ken Venturi -- Golf commentator and former professional golfer -- 69
Bob Watson -- General Manager, N.Y. Yankees professional baseball club 

I am in some pretty distinguished company there, and I left off the politicians and military leaders in the article. Not all of those on the list survived, either.

A PSA test caught mine early. Guys, do yourselves and your loved ones a favor--- get tested, once every year after the age of 40. It's a simple blood test and it can save your life.

 That's my Public Service Announcement for the year.

Ed Sanders
Co-Founder
50 HoopsŪ

 

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