Cancer could force Gilmore out of mayoral race

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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.

3 Responses to Cancer could force Gilmore out of mayoral race

  1. Having experienced prostate cancer myself, I wish Mr. Gilmore the best and hope that he has a quick and effective treatment plan.

    He is right – more men should discuss this disease with their doctor and seek regular checkups and screenings.

    The good news is: if caught early enough, there are several different treatment options that have proven to be very successful – your doctor is the best one to discuss these options with you. And like many of us who have had the disease detected early and have been treated, you can get back with your life fairly soon.

    Scott Hente
    June 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

  2. I hope and pray for Buddy’s easy treatment and speedy recovery. He is a good candidate and friend and adds value to the covnerstaion.

    Tim Leigh
    June 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

  3. Gents, Thanks! Tim, I look forward to a good spirited race, based on the challenges facing our community. Regardless of the outcome, I hope our dialogue and exchange of ideas really helps to move our great city forward!

    Buddy Gilmore
    June 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm