Chicago Bishop Larry Trotter diagnosed with prostate cancer

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A prominent Chicago clergyman, well known in the African-American community, announced he has prostate cancer.

Bishop Larry Trotter, a senior pastor at Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago, got the initial diagnosis in March 2013.

The 56-year-old bishop says he feels good and has maintained a normal church schedule. Doctors say that the cancer is in its earliest stages and that his prognosis is good. Trotter has even pledged to become a public voice and an advocate for early detection test for prostate cancer.

Trotter will undergo surgery on May 20.

PHOTO: Bishop Larry Trotter (center, at microphone) and other other ministers at a news conference on Sept. 10, 2012, where they asked for a resolution in the Chicago teachers strike. –Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune

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