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Dakota Coach makes a pitch towards cancer checkups

Football   | Jeff Dullack

Dakota Coach makes a pitch towards cancer checkups

Macomb - In February, Mike Giannone received news that no one ever wants to hear.

The Macomb Dakota head football coach was diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease that affects one out of every seven men.

The diagnosis hit close to home with Giannone, having lost an uncle, Anthony, to prostate cancer five years ago at the age of 68.

"It was pretty devastating to get that word and you hear the word cancer, you think 'geez', because my uncle died of the sa