John Daly revealed on Thursday that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Golf Channel said who was diagnosed during a medical examination after an attack with kidney stones. “data-reactid =”
“He did a CT scan with iodine,” Daly said. “They could see everything, they said the kidneys are fine, you seem to have passed a bunch of them, it doesn’t look like there are any stones in there. But unfortunately you have bladder cancer.
“After I had the CT scan, I was deciding to have a Diet Coke and he said, ‘Don’t drink anything. You have to come back here and get rid of this cancer.'”
Doctors expect the cancer to return
Daly said doctors were able to remove the cancer, but anticipated a high chance it would come back.
“He got it, but he said there’s an 85% chance he’ll come back,” Daly continued. “So I have to come back to see it in three months. They’ll probably have to cut it out again.
“He’ll probably come back, and then another three months you don’t know. You just don’t know. Luckily for me, they got it soon, but bladder cancer is something I don’t know all the details about. But it doesn’t seem like it can go away. . We’ll just see what happens. Maybe there’s a miracle. “
After revealing the diagnosis, Daly thanked fans on Twitter for their encouragement and vowed to beat the odds.
Hey everyone, thank you so much for all the love, messages, messages and support through this! It’s still all shocking to me, but know that I’ll do what I have in me to beat him! All my life I have beaten the odds, so this is NOT the time to stop now! Ready for the end of 2020! #gripitandripityall
– John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) 11 September 2020
Daly plans to reduce consumption
Daly, 54, is a fan favorite for his everyman personality and success at the game’s highest level. He has won five times on the PGA Tour and recorded major victories at the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 British Open.
He is also known for his unhealthy lifestyle and has vowed to reduce some of his vices as he tries to fight cancer.
“I’m cutting it off, way back on Diet Coke and counting the minutes before I can have a cigarette,” Daly said. “I’m trying to quit smoking. Doctors aren’t saying it’s too late. Unfortunately, it’s cancer that keeps coming back. But I’ll listen to them and try to quit smoking.”
If the cancer is not permanently eliminated, Daly said he intends to continue living his life.
“If he comes back, he comes back,” Daly continued. “From six months to a year, if it doesn’t go away, I’ll live my life. I’ll have some fun.”