Mt. Sinai hopes ‘man cave’ waiting room will add comfort to prostate exams

January 09, 2019 - 12:14 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New York hospital is using sports to try and make prostate exams less scary for men.

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The 'man cave' waiting room is decked out with Mets and Yankees jerseys, a coffee bar, and educational resources on prostate health.

'Man Cave Health' founder Tom Milana Jr. underwent surgery for his prostate cancer at Mt. Sinai after a 2016 diagnoses. The now cancer-free Milana says the experience inspired him to launch Man Cave Health.

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"Men need to know that it's important to go to the doctor, and if we can provide them with an environment that is male-friendly, it will encourage them to seek preventive care and treatment," he said.

Mt. Sinai's is the first man cave waiting room, but Milana says he wants to open another 12 to 15 at hospitals over the next five years.