TOUGH TERRY TACKLES CANCER — FOR NOW
TOUGH Terry Bradshaw, the cannon-armed Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships in the 1970s, is claiming two MORE victories over an even tougher opponent — cancer!
The legend’s alarming appearances on FOX NFL Sunday had caused concern among fans, and he’s confessing it was well-deserved.
“In November, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer,” explains Bradshaw, 74. “I went to the Yale University Medical Center for treatment and, as of today, I am bladder cancer free!”
But the stricken signal caller soon took another brutal hit.
“In March, feeling good, I had a bad neck, I get an MRI and now we find a tumor in my left neck,” he continues. “And it’s a Merkel cell tumor, which is a rare form of skin cancer. So I had that surgery done at MD Anderson [Cancer Center] in Houston.”
Now, the folksy broadcaster says he’s cancer free.
But longevity expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who has not treated Terry, believes there’s still cause for concern.
“The Merkel cell tumor is one of the rare skin cancers that can metastasize and cause more problems, and the same is true for bladder cancer,” notes Mirkin. “He’s not out of the woods yet.”