Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Reveals He’s Cancer-Free After March Surgery

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“Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. revealed Thursday that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February but has made a full recovery following surgery.

Ripken told reporters on a Zoom call that he was diagnosed after a routine checkup and underwent surgery in March.

‘The surgery couldn’t have gone better,’ Ripken said, according to The Baltimore Sun. ‘The outcome couldn’t have gone better, and I’ve resumed doing everything I did before. It’s a pretty miraculous few months.’

Ripken, who turns 60 on Monday, said he wasn’t shocked when the levels on his PSA [prostate-specific antigen] test came back high during the initial visit. Despite the results, he went to see a urologist and later underwent a biopsy. 

After the test showed he had cancer, the longtime Oriole quickly scheduled surgery out of fear that hospitals could become overloaded during the coronavirus pandemic.”

View the whole story here: https://www.si.com/mlb/2020/08/20/cal-ripken-jr-cancer-diagnosis-recovery-surgery-orioles

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