#sports activities Shannon Sharpe urges Black men to get screened for prostate cancer as detection ‘saved his life’
NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe urges Black men to get screened for prostate cancer as he insists early detection ‘saved his life’ after he revealed he was identified with the illness however is now in remission
- Shannon Sharpe revealed he had been identified with prostate cancer Sunday
- On Fox, the Hall of Famer stated was identified in 2016 however is now in remission
- On Monday, he shared a video urging Black men to get screened for the cancer
- The 54-year-old was talking as a part of the Talk That Talk well being marketing campaign
- He revealed he went for early screening due to his household historical past with the illness
Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has urged Black men to get screened for prostate cancer after revealing he was identified with the illness.
Sharpe, 54, revealed he was identified with prostate cancer however is now in remission on Fox’s pregame present on Sunday.
The eight-time Pro Bowler had prostate cancer in 2016 and fought it privately however advised colleagues Sunday that early detection had saved his life.
On Monday, Sharpe shared a video to his social media with the captions ‘My Story’, encouraging men, specifically Black men, to get examined.
He stated: ‘Some of it’s possible you’ll know me from enjoying 14 years within the National Football League, profitable three Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. I’m additionally the 267th member of the professional soccer Hall of Fame. Some of it’s possible you’ll know me from being a co-host of Skip and Shannon Undisputed.
‘But what you did not know is that I’m a prostate cancer survivor and thanks to early screening and early detection I used to be in a position to beat this illness. There’s a 96 p.c survival charge thanks to early screening and early detection. I’m part of that 96 p.c.
Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has urged Black men to get screened for prostate cancer
The 54-year-old revealed he was identified with prostate cancer however is in remission on Fox
‘I began getting screened in my early 30s due to my household historical past. My dad died on the age of 39. He had two brothers that hardly made it to the age of fifty. And me, being unafraid, I knew it may probably save my life. And it did.
‘Black men, I’m encouraging you with September being prostate cancer consciousness month, it is time for you to discuss that discuss. Go go to your physician. It may probably save your life.’
Sharpe spoke as a part of a healthcare marketing campaign by Janssen referred to as Talk That Talk to handle disparities in prostate cancer and encourage these conversations, particularly throughout the Black group.
Speaking on Fox’s pregame present, Sharpe stated he’s ‘cancer-free proper now’ and ‘feels so good’
Prostate cancer is without doubt one of the mostly identified cancers in Black men and they’re extra seemingly to get the cancer than different men, in accordance to the CDC.
At the time Sharpe was requested to participate within the marketing campaign, Janssen didn’t know Sharpe was identified with prostate cancer.
But he stated he had at all times needed to inform his story and that Janssen had offered him with the proper alternative.
On Fox, host Curt Menefee requested Sharpe if he was cancer free ‘proper now’, to which he responded: ‘I’m cancer-free proper now. I really feel so good.’