I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer – Al Roker
While In an interview today, Al Roker, a well-known weatherman (weather reporter) reveals he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, he went further to say that he will be undergoing surgery following a prostate cancer diagnosis.
In his own words “it was discovered after a routine medical checkup in September, It’s a good news and a bad news kind of thing, Good news is we caught it early, while the bad news is that it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”
When asked why he chose to go public with his health condition, he said “I came out to the public with my illness or health challenge because 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime but for African American men that number is 1 in 7 and it’s more deadly.”
He however threw more light on the benefit of getting to know about this early, he said “if you detect it early this is a really treatable disease and it’s why I wanted to take you along my journey so we can all learn together how to educate and protect the men in our lives,”
Roker is scheduled to have surgery next week at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Vincent Laudone is his surgeon and said the cancer “appears somewhat limited or confined to the prostate” but given that it’s aggressive the decision was made to remove the prostate.
Roker said his wife, journalist Deborah Roberts, has been his fiercest advocate and later added he doesn’t want people feeling sorry for him.
Roker’s colleagues rallied around him Friday and he said he’s feeling optimistic about his cancer battle.
“We’ll just wait and see, and hopefully in about two weeks, I’ll be back” on “Today,” he said.
From all of us at Quingist Entertainment Empire, we say get well soon.
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