15 Celebrities Who Were Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a common malignant disease, particularly among older men. It is estimated that one in every seven men will suffer from prostate cancer during their life-time, according to the American Cancer Society. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in both genders, but prostate and breast cancer are the second types with higher incidence among men and women respectively. About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year, and it affects not only with people we deal with daily, but also with celebrities. Here’s what you need to know about prostate cancer in 5 minutes. 1. Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer, 85, is a golf legend who won 62 PGA Tours and a place in the World Golf Hall of Fame. However, in 1997, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and later treated with a radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy. Palmer decided to use his fame to raise awareness for prostate cancer and the importance of men getting regular checkups. In addition, he also helped found a non-profit treatment destination at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center in Rancho Mirage, California, known as the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center. "I was operated on in January 1997...they didn't take my life, they took my prostate. For six weeks, I suffered with the recovery of radical surgery," stated Arnold Palmer. "But the fact is, I was able to enjoy my life then, and I am still enjoying it. As my wife said before she passed away, "Arnold, get on with your life." So, when men are scared, "I don't want to go have a PSA because I'm scared what they're going to find," that is the most stupid, ridiculous statement I have ever heard in my life! And I tell men that." 2. Colin Powell Colin Powell is a retired four-star United States Army general, 65th United Stat
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