The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department hit the pavement today to bring awareness to prostate cancer. In February, Sheriff Victor Mason revealed he was diagnosed with the disease.
Mason is currently in remission. He says he wants to send the message to men around the Metro to get checked out. He tells us most of the men in his department have already gotten their exam.
“Some men are walking around here everyday with the symptoms and ignore the symptoms and not want to get checked and what bothers me and they they will run to the drug store and get this pill and that pill that’s not going to work. its not going to work go get check. I can’t stress it enough.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men other than skin cancer.