PTC’s Logsdon drops out of Ga. insurance commissioner's race after cancer diagnosis

Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon said today he has withdrawn from the race to be Georgia’s insurance commissioner following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and the likelihood of surgery.

"I really considered delaying surgery until after the primary," Logsdon said, adding that family members didn't voice many objections, "but I could see it in their eyes."

"After sleeping on it, I thought: you know, I need to go ahead and do this," Logsdon said. "... I had to think of my family and myself first."

Logsdon said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Recuperating from surgery would most likely have kept Logsdon off the campaign trail for three weeks, he said. The timing was bad in large part, he said, because his campaign was gaining momentum.

"I have no numbers to back that up, but the responses were getting much more positive and people were showing a lot more interest," Logsdon said.

The former Peachtree City mayor expressed thanks for his "great supporters," particularly those who pledged their financial support. He specifically said he is not ruling out a future run for public office, but there are no specific plans at this point beyond addressing the prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with Friday.

"You never know what the Lord's planning for you," Logsdon said. "I'm sure there'll be something out there and I'll understand it later."

Logsdon has made no endorsements of remaining candidates in the race.

— additional reporting by John Munford

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Hope they caught it early.

I'm certainly no fan of the man as mayor but I wish him the best in his fight against prostate cancer. Guys, this is another reminder to get yourself checked out!! Yes, the exam is truly a pain in the %$#! but it takes 30 seconds and could save your life. Go see your doc!!

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Prostate Cancer and Actions

If determined positive, you have a number of choices; study them carefully in consultation with a Doc you trust; sometimes, "do nothin" is the best answer. But yes, the annual PSA and DRE are necessary and smart.

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Annual PSA
AtHomeGym wrote:

If determined positive, you have a number of choices; study them carefully in consultation with a Doc you trust; sometimes, "do nothin" is the best answer. But yes, the annual PSA and DRE are necessary and smart.

I just had my annual PSA a few weeks ago....but didn't some study just come out that said that annual PSAs were counterproductive due to the large number of false positives (mainly benign prostate enlargements)?

BTW, this year's exam was the first and last time I'll ever let a female doctor do a DRE test! This was unplanned...she was filling in for my regular doc, who was out sick.

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Disgusting.

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Your knuckles have GOT to be dragging. What a boor.

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Bravo to the Webmaster...

for removing Tea Party Pete's horrible post.

David Downing

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You're actually happy that someone has cancer?

Nice going, Tea PP

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Tea PP is way out of bounds

This is the time for the webmaster to unveil his identity and inform him that his mean-spirited opinions are no longer wanted. I think if Logsdon was still mayor that the police would consider this something to investigate. I know if someone wrote this about Prezbo that the secret service would be knocking on his door the next day.

Illegal or not Tea PP - you are the worst kind of low class slug. And no, we don't believe you are a real tea party member - more like the infiltrators who hold up misspelled signs.

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