NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning Beats Prostate Cancer And Wants You To See Your Doctor!

Hi, it's Sonny. Many of you may not know that I'm going through my own journey through cancer. I've had surgery and then needed 37 radiation treatments praying that did it. So glad that we caught it early and praying that I'm cancer free just like NBA legend Alonzo Mourning. 

Mourning said, In late 2022, his urologist, Dr. Maury Jayson, told him that his PSA scores were "creeping up." A rise in PSA scores can be a warning sign of prostate cancer, so the doctor set an MRI screening on his prostate -- which revealed some "shadows" in the imaging and necessitated a biopsy for Feb. 23. Surgery followed and he has been rehabilitating and returning to normal after his prostate procedure with Dr. Vipul Patel in Orlando in March. That procedure allowed the removal of his cancer before it could spread outside of the capsule.

Localized and regionalized prostate cancer treatment have a five-year relative survival rate of 99%, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

"What scares me about this disease is that there are so many men walking around feeling great and have that cancer in them and they don't know it," Mourning told ESPN. "The only way to find out is to get their blood tested and get their PSA checked. There are 3.3 million men living in the U.S. with prostate cancer, and many don't even know it. I was one of those guys."

Fellas! Get your prostate checked!

You can read more of Alonzo's story here

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