Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Mar 7, 2008




Flint Journal:

For Bill Harris, the diagnosis came like a thunderbolt: Prostate cancer. "It's like wearing a scarlet letter," said the longtime anchorman at WJRT (Channel 12). "I felt like as soon as the doctor said I had it, bang. A big 'C' emblazoned on my forehead. It takes awhile to digest and comprehend. Almost as soon as I hung up the phone, I went on the Internet and became an immediate expert in prostate cancer in about 15 minutes." Harris, 58, made the on-air announcement last week, explaining to viewers that he would be gone for "an extended period of time" to be with his family and undergo treatment. He is scheduled for prostate removal surgery Wednesday at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He hopes to use his experience to help educate the public, with cameras and news crews tracking his treatment and recovery... Anchorman uses his cancer to educate others (Fri, 3/7)







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