NBC News' Al Roker Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer11/13/2020
The longtime “Today” meteorologist made the announcement of his diagnosis on Friday’s show
NBC News’ Al Roker revealed Friday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“After a routine check-up in September, turns out I have prostate cancer. It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing. The good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it’s a little aggressive so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this,” the longtime meteorologist said on “Today” Friday.
Roker said he wanted to “go public” with his diagnosis because the disease is treatable and “we can all learn together how to educate and protect the men in our lives.”
Roker said prostate cancer is more common than people realize.
“One in nine men are going to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime,” he told his colleagues and viewers. “But for African-American men, that number is one in seven and is more deadly.”
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