Arizona Diamondbacks’ Derrick Hall has prostate cancer

The Arizona Republic
Sept. 20, 2011 11:18 AM
Republic news sources

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that President and CEO Derrick Hall has prostate cancer, according to Hall himself.

With a recent PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test resulting in elevated numbers, a prostate biopsy was performed on September 14, which was diagnosed as positive and revealed tumors. A date for the surgery to remove the prostate has not been scheduled.

“I was informed by my doctor while in San Diego with the team Saturday,” said Hall, 42. “I am fortunate the disease was caught in the early stages and expect a full recovery. I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future. I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully. I notified all of my staff immediately and am eternally grateful for the overwhelming support, love and prayers.”

“I was stunned when Derrick notified me of his situation but from our conversations, I know he has the right mindset to conquer it,” said D-Backs’ Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick. “As a prostate cancer survivor, I fully understand the impact this may have on one’s state of mind and family. Derrick and his family have our full support throughout this process.”

To read the article online, visit this link at the Arizona Republic.

For more information on prostate cancer, see below.

Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet

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