Contributors: Apr. 1, 1996

LEON JAROFF has covered science and medicine since the 1950s for both TIME and LIFE magazines, so he is well aware of the problem of prostate cancer. But it wasn't until a friend developed the malignancy and he started to research the disease in depth that Jaroff learned it is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. To help prepare for this week's cover, he traveled to Santa Monica, California, for a three-hour interview with former junk-bond wizard Michael Milken, whose disease was diagnosed in 1993 and who has pledged $25 million for prostate-cancer research. "Men don't like to talk about or...

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