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Former NFL Stars Team Up To Educate Men About Prostate Cancer

MetLife Stadium bathed in blue following the Giants Super Bowl XLVI rally as seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Feb 7, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MetLife Stadium bathed in blue following the Giants Super Bowl XLVI rally as seen from Chopper 880 – East Rutherford, NJ – Feb 7, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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HACKENSACK,NJ(CBSNewYork) — Medical experts have always said that prostate cancer is something that men cannot ignore.

WCBS 880 reporter Jim Smith reports…

Doctor Ihor Sawczuk told WCBS 880 reporter Jim Smith that one in six men will deal with it at some point.

“One in six men will develop prostate cancer sometime in their life,” he said.

In spite of that information, many men are reluctant to go to the doctor. Now former New York Giants are stepping up and trying to make a difference.

“It’s not, you know, that macho thing that we should run away from being tough. I don’t like to go to the doctor’s, well we’re trying to encourage guys to forget about that,” said Otis Anderson.

Even though recent reports have dismissed the effectiveness of PSA tests, Dr Sawczuk explained that it is simply one of the tools that doctors use for early detection.

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