Former State Senator, candidate for Public Service Commissioner, and now County Commissioner-elect John Douglas announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer:
“Several weeks later I had a prostate biopsy and on Oct. 10, I was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer,” he said. “I had two other doctors review the diagnosis (and) both confirmed the cancer.”
On Nov. 7, his 59th birthday, Douglas said he had a full body CT scan which determined the cancer has not spread and his lymph nodes, organs and bones are all clear.
“After Thanksgiving I will have the radiation seeds implanted in my prostate gland and begin 30 to 35 days of radiation treatment after Christmas,” he said. “My doctors are confident that we will remove the cancer and I will see little interruption of my daily routine.”
We wish John a speedy and full recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Also, as a PSA to the gents out there of a certain age, please get tested. Earlier the detection, the better the prognosis.