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StudioTulsa Medical Monday: Prostate Cancer Awareness -- Speading the Word, Stating the Facts

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Aired on Monday, September 19th.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America; it's a disease that afflicts 16 million men worldwide. Moreover, nearly 60% of African American men will develop, at some point in life, an issue with their prostate...and 19 percent of African American males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. On this edition of our show, ST Medical Monday host John Schumann is talking about prostate cancer awareness with two Tulsans, Mike Newman and Walter Armstrong, who are both survivors of the disease. They are both also dedicated to "getting the word out" regarding what prostate cancer is, how and when to get checked for it, and why it's actually nothing for men to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Newman and Armstrong are co-presenting a "Prostate Cancer Awareness Now" event here in Tulsa tomorrow night, Tuesday the 20th, at 7pm. This is a free event, and it happens at the Greenwood Cultural Center (at 322 North Greenwood Avenue). For more information, please call 918-231-6891.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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