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The purpose of March MAN-ness is to help men live healthier lives. 

With a nod to NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament, University of Colorado Health in northern Colorado created its own men’s health awareness month—March MAN-ness—to emphasize the importance of disease prevention and early detection for men, who typically tend to avoid health checkups. 
March MAN-ness is series of free happy hours featuring UCHealth providers from primary care, oncology, cardiology, and urology, four medical areas where men’s lives are most impacted. 
In March of 2014, events were held at Colorado State University's Moby Arena, The Rialto Theatre and Crabree Brewing Company, locations favored by some men.
More than 200 people participated. Community members, cancer survivors, physicians and celebrities where among those in attendence, including: Tom Lucero and Devon Lentz, radio hosts on KFKA 1310 AM; CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham; CSU football coach Jim McElwain; CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert; Colorado Eagles players and Eagles founder and Stanley Cup champion Ralph Backstrom.
UCHealth organized the events to share information that can save lives but in a causal setting, providing men a space to talk about often ignored topics like prostate, heart and colon health.
Many men wait until they are sick or in pain to see the doctor. Avoidance often occurs for a number of reasons. Common explanations are that it's embarrassing or inconvenient. Some feel that they're already healthy while others are afraid of the exam and possible results.

Learn more about the event.  





  • Take five mintues and complete our game plan to better health.
  • Watch videos of men sharing their early detection stories.
  • View health screening guidelines.
  • Schedule an appointment for a routine exam.
  • Listen to podcasts and watch recordings of the discussion panels.

View Health Screening Guidelines

Preventive screenings are medical tests that can detect illnesses before they become a serious health problem. Many diseases can be minimized or even prevented with routine screening.
Preventive maintenance helps to avoid unexpected breakdowns and extend the life of the vehicle.

Watch a panel discussion featuring CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham, Dr. Josh Petit, radiation oncologist, Dr. Patrick Green, cardiologist, Dr. Tim Soper, urologist and Dr. TJ Seneker, primary care resident.

More than 200 people participated in March MAN-ness. Community members, physicians, CSU coaches and Eagles players were among those in attendance. To see a photo gallery of the events, click on the slideshow above or click here.


Listen to podcasts of the panel discussions. 
Download by clicking a link below. Once the file appears, right-click and select "save as."

Jack Graham, shares the story of his heart attack, the importance of early detection screenings and seeing a doctor on a regular basis.

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How early detection screens can save your life. Roger Corliss shares the story of detecting his bone marrow cancer. He credits being alive today because he caught it early through regular early detection screenings.

Learn how to prevent and detect colorectal cancer
Dr. Douglas Kemme and a colon cancer survivor explain what it's like to get a colonoscopy, when you need to get one, early detection symptoms and more.

Listen to the full 15 minute podcast.

Reducing the scope of radiation treatment for prostate cancer with early detection
The earlier you find the cancer the higher the survival rate explains Radiation Oncologist, Josh Petit, MD.


Learn more about the March MAN-ness events.

A young man shares his journey with testicular cancer, from the symptoms, to detection, to treatment, to remission. He discusses what a surprise this diagnosis was as many of the typical cancer risk factors such as smoking and drinking did not apply to him. He talks about how much more difficult treatment was because he had waited to see a doctor.

Early warning symptoms of testicular cancer, risk factors, and survival rates when detected early compared to more complicated treatments needed when it has spread.

Putting off that annual physical or cancer screening? 

The fact is: What you don’t want to know can hurt you.

Keith found a lump on his neck and immediately went to his doctor. He was diagnosed with sarcoma, a type of cancer. Keith received radiation with the TrueBeam linear accelerator, which reduced and eliminated many side-effects so that he was able to mountain bike throughout his treatment.

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What's your game plan?

In sports, we know the importance of preparation. Any competitive sports team doesn’t step foot on the field without countless hours reviewing video, plays and preparing for obstacles. We set financial goals. We make retirement plans. But how often do we set health goals? When was the last time you said I plan to NOT have a heart attack when I’m 70? 
And yet, men don't visit their doctor even when statistics show that mortality rates decline when they take an active role in their health. Only 50% of men seek regular medical attention. That’s right. Half of us don’t go to the doctor. Many of us think we’re too healthy, fit, or too young. Perhaps you don’t have a family history of heart disease or cancer. Maybe you feel fine and don’t have any symptoms. Maybe a visit to the doctor sounds inconvenient or possibly a bit frightening. 
So take five minutes for yourself, for your family and download our game plan. It's a great place to start thinking about your health. Fill it out and share it with your physician. 

Photo slide-show from the 2014 Fort Collins event.

Photo slide-show from the 2014 Loveland event.

Photo slide-show from the 2014 Greeley event.