Diamondbacks Coach Ron Gardenhire Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer


The coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ron Gardenhire, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a report from NBC Sports. The 59-year-old is currently in his first season as coach of the Diamondbacks, having spent the previous 13 years coaching rival team the Minnesota Twins.

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The coach found out he had prostate cancer following routine tests in Minnesota. Doctors believe they have caught the cancer early as last year’s tests showed no sign of the disease.

Gardenhire is due to have surgery to have his prostate removed in April and will take some time off to recover following the procedure. He is remaining stoic about his future and has the full backing of the players, fans, and both clubs who wish him a speedy recovery. Read more about this story here. 

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One comment

  1. Lawrence Glickman says:

    I wish the coach well. However if indeed his cancer is organ confined and early stage with a low gleeson score I wonder if he was made aware of the less invasive treatments that show equal success. Today Prostate cancer is a fragmented industry and Doctors tend to offer only what they are familiar with. With Toocad Cyber kife, and others that will not destroy your potency its time to demand a thorough review of all treatments for patients.

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