ABC6/FOX28: Anchor Kurt Ludlow Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Last month, ABC6/FOX28 news anchor Kurt Ludlow was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer following a
routine blood test at his yearly check-up. Stage 1 means it is confined to the prostate and has not spread to other parts of the body.
Ludlow’s urologist, John Burgers, MD, says that Ludlow’s cancer appears “very ideal for a cure.”
Ludlow will be having surgery to remove his prostate at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital next week and ABC6/FOX28 will be following his journey, including the actual surgery. You’ll be able to see those stories right here on the OhioHealth Newsroom.
Ludlow encourages men to get screened. “This blood test, this PSA test, can really save lives,” he said.
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 show 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.