Is Your Male Pride Hindering Your Prostate Health? – Episode 316

Health, Hope & Inspiration

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Featuring: Darryl Prewitt

Published: May 28, 2022

Do men put their health in jeopardy being macho?

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Show Notes:

Returning to the Health, Hope & Inspiration virtual studio with host Rev. Percy McCray is Darryl Prewitt, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. Darryl candidly discusses his concerns about the difficult hurdles the male psyche must navigate when being examined, diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.

Darryl courageously addresses why many men, particularly African American men, may be apprehensive about being vulnerable with themselves and the health care system due to social norms and ideas of perceived masculinity.

“A lot of black men associate getting a digital rectum exam as a gay thing,” he says.

Tune in and listen to this honest discussion from a man who is walking a very real journey of mental, emotional, and physical recovery from a disease that has pushed many men into a place of silence and denial.


  • “Just because you avoid the conversation about prostate cancer, it doesn’t mean it’s going away.”
  • “If it means saving my life, you [my physician] can do it [digital rectum exam] every month.”
  • “A lot of us [African American men] take pride in our sexual abilities.”

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