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Dr. Drew Opens Up About Surviving Prostate Cancer

Dr. Drew‘s (Drew Pinksy) whole career has been built around listening to people’s health-related problems and attempting to help with them. However, now the doctor is opening up about his own recent health-related issues.

Pinsky recently revealed that he went under the knife over the Fourth of July holiday because of prostate cancer and now he is happy to be free of the disease. Here’s a tidbit of what he had to say about it:

“While many of you were celebrating the Fourth of July, I was at home on my couch recovering from a radical robotic prostatectomy. Four hours of surgery had left me in great pain, without an appetite, and in need of help from my college-age son, Jordan, to get up and lie down. But I was cancer-free for the first time in at least two years.”

And that alone is good to hear.

Pinsky further opened about when he first fell ill in 2011 and his wife Susan begged him to go to the hospital, thinking something to be not right. During that fated doctor visit, he was informed by an ultrasound that his prostate was inflamed (which is a condition known as prostatitis).

However, thanks to swift action and judgment on account of his doctor, Pinsky proceeded with a successful biopsy which turned up a small tumor that was eventually dealt with accordingly.

As of now, Pinsky’s getting back into the groove of things and is “feel very good” after receiving his a brand new clean bill of health (E! News).

You can read Pinksy’s full post about it on his website here.

 

Source: E! News

Images From: Aceshowbiz.com

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