Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Buddy Gilmore says that if treatments for his prostate cancer become intensive, he will drop out of the race.
Gilmore, one of three candidates, made the announcement on his Facebook page and on his “Battling Prostate Cancer” blog, which he started in March when was about to be diagnosed.
He said doctors tell him they detected the cancer in its early stages.
Gilmore said he’s sharing his experience online in hopes of convincing others to schedule regular checkups and screenings.
The two remaining mayoral candidates are businessman Tim Leigh and neighborhood advocate Dave Munger.