November 24, 2014
Boxing writer Kelsey McCarson is on a crusade to knockout prostate cancer by lending his high-profile name and image to raise awareness against the deadly disease.
McCarson’s celebrity profile is on a meteoric rise thanks to his work as a boxing journalist and he wants to lend his fame and popularity to a great cause.
Raising awareness and saving lives is McCarson’s sole goal even if he has to perform every single prostate exam himself. The reason to do a prostate exam is to look for early warning signs of colon and prostate cancer.
Approximately 80,000 men die of colon, prostate and rectal cancer in the United States each year.
McCarson says the exam is uncomfortable and embarrassing, but the consequences of not getting one is a life and death situation and that is why he will be performing free exams at his private residence.
“What I usually do is take my finger put some lube on it and slip it in the anus. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s an essential part of the exam. It’s a life saver,” said McCarson.
“If it helps any, I will perform the exams with both my hands on their shoulders to calm the nerves of anyone being examined.”