ABC7 News anchor Hosea Sanders has announced that he's taking time off work to have prostate surgery following a diagnosis of prostate cancer as reported on chicagoradioandmedia.com. RELATED: Learn about possible risk factors for prostate cancer here. The 59-year-old reporter was diagnosed a few weeks ago and has chosen to share his journey to encourage more men to have regular checkups, particularly African-American men who are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Sanders shared the news on his Facebook page where he says he is very optimistic about his treatment and urges other men to have a simple blood test to check their PSA levels. He also said that his father also suffered from prostate cancer. RELATED: Diamondbacks coach Ron Gardenhire has been diagnosed with prostate cancer Prostate Cancer News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.