WLS Anchor Off-Air for Cancer Treatment

By Kevin Eck 

WLS anchor Hosea Sanders told viewers he’s going to take some time off from work to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.

He says he was diagnosed several weeks ago.

“My doctors tell me that African-American men are especially at risk of developing prostate cancer,” wrote Hosea on his Facebook page. “My father was one of those men. I share this information to remind you to get yourself checked out. It’s a simple blood test. It could save your life.”

Here’s the text of his post:

Friends,
I will be taking some time off from Eyewitness News.
Several weeks ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
I will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday morning as part of the treatment.
I’m in the care of some outstanding professionals and I’m very optimistic about the outcome….
My doctors tell me that African-American men are especially at risk of developing prostate cancer.
My father was one of those men.
I share this information to remind you to get yourself checked out.
It’s a simple blood test.
It could save your life.
Thank you for your support and prayers.
I will see you soon.
Hosea

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