As the new spokesperson for Bayer’s Men Who Speak Up program with son and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., Ken Sr. is celebrating Men’s Health Week and the tenth Father’s Day since his diagnosis by doing for others with prostate cancer what his family did for him: encouraging men across the country to feel more comfortable speaking up about prostate cancer, especially if the disease advances and symptoms crop up.

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“Don’t be macho,” is Ken Sr’s biggest advice to men, particularly Black men, when it comes to getting over those fears about going to the doctor and having real conversations. He explained, “I think a lot of men don’t want to talk about things that are happening to them that they can’t control.” As his story proves, early diagnosis can be life saving.

To learn more about the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer, and what Ken Sr did to manage his condition and become a cancer survivor, take a look at the video and visit 


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