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Baseball joins fight against prostate cancer

Published On: Aug 30 2013 01:50:00 PM CDT
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BRISTOL, Va. -

Fans of the Bristol White Sox received some life-saving information about prostate cancer Thursday night.

The event is called Bat for the Cure. A booth was set up to give free information about prostate cancer. 

The event was part of the organization founded by baseball legend Ed Randall. That organization is dedicated to promoting awareness of prostate cancer.

Their website says every hour 24 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society says about one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Bat for the Cure says there are some symptoms men should be aware of. They include difficulty starting urination, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, and pain in the back, hips or pelvis that doesn't go away. 

There are regular prostate exams and a blood test that can detect prostate cancer. The sooner you detect it the better.

If you have questions about your health you should check with your doctor.