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Sojourners' Jim Wallis Reveals 'Unexpected' Cancer Diagnosis

Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis revealed today that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last December and underwent major surgery last week.

"There were no symptoms or problems, just some results from a routine blood test that needed to be checked out," wrote Wallis in a blog post announcing the diagnosis, which came just ahead of the release of—and 18-city tour for—his latest book, On God's Side. As a result, he was blindsided by the news—and by the sudden loss of control he felt.

After months of waiting and praying, though, Wallis had the cancer removed during surgery last week.

"It all went very well; the cancer was contained and removed with no signs of further spreading, pending more pathology reports," he wrote.