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ABC6: Kurt's Battle - News anchor takes you inside operating room for cancer surgery

As we’ve shared on the OhioHealth Newsroom this fall, ABC6/FOX28 anchor Kurt Ludlow was recently diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. He announced his diagnosis on air and took the opportunity to share important information with viewers including:

Kurt bravely invited a videojournalist from ABC6 to follow him from the moment he arrived at the hospital during the early morning hours of September 19 for his surgery through being checked into the hospital for recovery post-surgery – and everything in between.  

That story recently aired on ABC6, which you can watch above. To view Kurt’s earlier stories in the series, simply click on each of the above bullet points.

At OhioHealth, we recommend that men begin screenings with a baseline test between the ages of 45 and 49.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, behind skin cancer. It typically occurs in older men, but can also occur early – including in men in their forties. Some prostate cancers are slow growing, but others are life threatening and early diagnosis is critical to cure.

Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. And, if you have a father or brother with prostate cancer, your risk of getting it more than doubles.

Most men who have it have shown no symptoms, so the only way to find their cancers in time for cure, before it spreads to other parts of the body, is with screening. Ask your doctor about how to get screened. For more information about prostate cancer, click here.