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Louis Gossett Jr. diagnosed with prostate cancer

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February

Louisgossettjr Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, CNN reports, but luckily it has been caught in an early stage. That's not to say he's got a fun fight ahead of him, however.

"I count this diagnosis among the many challenges I have faced in my life and overcome," the 74-year-old said in a statement. "I expect this to be no different."

The actor said he was revealing his illness "to set an example for the large number of African-American men who are victims of this disease because of the comparatively low emphasis in our community on preventive examinations and early treatment."

Gossett has already started an intensive treatment program, meaning he has a pretty good chance at coming out of this okay. And that's why you have to get that awful exam, fellas.

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