Al Roker Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Written by BET on November 6, 2020
Prayers up for Al Roker. The 66-year-old weatherman revealed at present that he has been identified with prostate most cancers.
The information icon advised TODAY viewers this morning (November 6), “It is a good news-bad information form of factor. Excellent news is we caught it early. Not nice information is that it is somewhat aggressive, so I’ll be taking a while off to deal with this.”
He continued, “I do not need individuals pondering, ‘Oh, poor Al,’ , as a result of I am gonna be okay.”
Roker shall be present process surgical procedure subsequent week at Memorial Sloan Kettering Most cancers Heart in New York Metropolis.
Dr. Vincent Laudone, the physician who will carry out the process, added, “Happily his most cancers seems considerably restricted or confined to the prostate, however as a result of it is extra aggressive, we wished to deal with it, and after dialogue concerning the entire totally different choices — surgical procedure, radiation, focal remedy — we settled on eradicating the prostate.”
Watch Roker’s announcement within the video beneath:
Black males are twice as likely to die of prostate most cancers than white males. Nonetheless, most cancers can occur to anybody, research additionally present there are issues you are able to do to minimize your danger: preserve a wholesome weight, work out often, reduce on alcohol, quit smoking and have common most cancers screenings.