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Ben said he had no family history of prostate cancer. “My dad didn’t have it,” he told Stern. “I’m not in the high-risk group.” Even so, his doctor, Bernard Kruger, was able to detect the disease by conducting a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test during a yearlyblood test examines and measures the amount of PSA in a patient’s blood, which is produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate.
“I wanted to talk about it because of the test,” Ben said. “I feel like the test saved my life.”
“The controversy about the test is that once you get treatment for prostate cancer, things can happen: incontinence, impotence,” said Ben, who produced the new movie Why Him?. “It’s the second most deadly cancer, but it’s also one of the most survived cancers, if it’s detected early.”