Runners help fight prostate cancer

Hundreds of runners pounded the pavement along Syosset Woodbury Community Park Sunday morning for the Integrated Medical Foundation's Blue Ribbon Run to fight prostate cancer.



The American Cancer Society says one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.



The Integrated Medical Foundation also offered free prostate screenings at the race.



Experts say early detection can save lives. But doctors and cancer survivors say many men are fearful of the side effects of treatment, and they don't get tested because of that.



 "There have been great advances over the years and people shouldn't be fearful of those possible side effects because all of those possible outcomes are treatable," sasy Dr. Eric Mitchnick, of Advanced Urology Centers of New York.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."