Webchat: Prostate cancer awareness

June 23, 2011 11:37:43 AM PDT
In honor of June being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, ABC7's Dr. Sapna Parikh and Dr. Ihor Sawczuk, the chairmen and chief of the urologic oncology department at The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, recently conducted a webchat about the topic a few days before the medical center staged a free prostate cancer testing at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan.The event, which was also sponsored by Emblem Health, Tri-State Ford dealers and Nautica, available at Macy's, was a huge success on June 18, but it's always a good time to get checked!

Click above to watch the entire webchat, which featured e-mails being answered live as they came in. You can also find three Eyewitness News pieces devoted to the subject.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. According to the ACS, about one out of every six men will be diagnosed with it during his lifetime -- but more than two million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed are still live today.