Bishop Larry D. Trotter, Senior Pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago, recently announced to his congregation and associate churches that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on May 22nd.
The initial diagnosis came during Bishop Trotter’s annual physical in March of 2013 and was confirmed by tests. Doctors have informed Bishop Trotter that the cancer is in its earliest stages and that his prognosis is good.
Bishop Trotter is prepping to release his forthcoming album, “Praise Unlimited,” on June 25th. Listen for the first single, “I Know A Man,” on Gospel radio.
Prostate cancer is relatively common, with more than 200,000 men diagnosed each year. About one in six men develop the disease, but far fewer–about one in 33–die from it. Prostate cancer is generally slow growing and can be detected through routine tests, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.