Pro football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe opens up about his own prostate cancer and the need for earlier diagnosis for Black men in J&J Janssen's new effort.

J&J hud­dles up with for­mer NFL play­er and sur­vivor Shan­non Sharpe for prostate can­cer push

For­mer NFL stand­out and now Fox Sports com­men­ta­tor Shan­non Sharpe is no stranger to Sun­day af­ter­noon foot­ball ban­ter. How­ev­er, a re­cent ap­pear­ance with the Fox Sports game day crew con­cerned a dif­fer­ent top­ic — prostate can­cer.

Sharpe re­vealed for the first time that he had been di­ag­nosed and treat­ed six years ago — short­ly be­fore he start­ed as co-host of the Fox sports dai­ly news show “Undis­put­ed.” The re­cent Sun­day show ap­pear­ance launched his spokesman part­ner­ship with John­son & John­son’s Janssen On­col­o­gy for “Talk That Talk” to raise prostate can­cer aware­ness among Black men.

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