STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres first baseman, Steve Garvey, along with the Chair of UCLA Urology Dr. Mark Litwin stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to discuss Garvey’s battle with prostate cancer.
Garvey is auctioning off personal baseball items and memorabilia to donate to prostate cancer awareness.
The following items will be auctioned:
- 1974 National League Most Valuable Player Award
- 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Championship Ring
- 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Ring
- 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Ring
- 1974 National League Gold Glove Award
- 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Miniature World Series Trophy
- Historic 1984 NLCS Game 4 Walk-Off Home Run Bat Inscribed by Garvey (Voted Greatest Moment in San Diego Sports History)
- 1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Trophy
- Nine Major League Baseball All-Star Rings
- 1982 Signed Last Los Angeles Dodgers Game-Worn Warm-Up Jacket
These items will be available for auction April 10-27, and 70 percent of the proceeds will go to prostate cancer awareness. For more information, visit SCP Auctions.
Here are some key points about prostate cancer:
- Today, 1 man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only 1 man in 34 will die of this disease.
- Men over 50 years old should be screened with a PSA (blood test that measures the Prostate Specific Antigen.
- Unfortunately men may not experience symptoms until late stage cancer but some symptoms to watch out for trouble urinating, bone pain, swelling in the legs, blood in the urine and soreness in pelvic area.
- Men should know that an elevated PSA may or may not be cancer, but they should go to a urologist at a major medical center like UCLA to have it tested because cancer tumors vary some are low risk and some are high risk. You need to know because if the prostate is removed for a low risk tumor that is called over-treatment.