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Friday, February 22, 2013

Dodgers legend Garvey reveals prostate cancer

Dodgers legend Steve Garvey, while announcing that some of his baseball memorabilia will be auctioned, also revealed Friday that he had prostate cancer.

“This past fall I was thrown a nasty curve and battled prostate cancer,” Garvey said in a press release. “I decided on a radical prostectomy operation at UCLA, and through God’s grace it went well.

“I will continue to monitor my progress, but will now dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to prostate awareness. Through SCP Auctions, the Garvey family will also continue to share our great love for baseball by donating time and dollars to youth baseball programs.”

Thanks to Ben.

Repoz Posted: February 22, 2013 at 09:01 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 22, 2013 at 09:20 PM (#4374405)
Shouldn't it be that cancer has Steve Garvey?

Too soon?
   2. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 22, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4374408)
Shouldn't it be that cancer has Steve Garvey?

Too soon?


My first thought was "Put that away, Steve!"
   3. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4374418)
Tough crowd.
   4. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM (#4374437)
Damn shame to hear. I hope the treatment goes well and he recovers fully.
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:27 PM (#4374441)
This just makes me feel old.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM (#4374444)
I'm not making a joke about this. Thoughts with him and his family.
   7. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:46 PM (#4374452)
I'm not making a joke about this. Thoughts with him and his family.
Which one?
   8. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: February 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM (#4374461)
This is a boon for doctors everywhere. Just think of all the kids he has having to get it checked because its in the family history.
   9. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:46 AM (#4374473)
I know a very smart septuagenarian who had this and told me that if you live long enough you will get it.

So you can live long and prosper after prostate cancer or check out early. Your choice.
   10. Spahn Insane Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:59 AM (#4374480)
OK, 7 made me spit-take. I'm going to hell, but whatevs.
   11. Dan Posted: February 23, 2013 at 03:42 AM (#4374496)
“This past fall I was thrown a nasty curve and battled prostate cancer,” Garvey said in a press release. “I decided on a radical prostectomy operation at UCLA, and through God’s grace it went well.



Yes, it was thanks to God that it went well, and not due to the work of your doctors and other medical professionals.
   12. Depressoteric Posted: February 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4374589)
Yes, it was thanks to God that it went well, and not due to the work of your doctors and other medical professionals.
Don't be such a nitpicking asshole. I get it: we don't like Steve Garvey. But there is nothing objectionable about this conventional statement.
   13. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4374639)
Ok, #7 is - maybe - the best post (non-baseball-humerous) category I've encountered here in a LONG while. Well played.

And I fully embrace my eventual descent into hell. I won't care, I'll be dead.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 23, 2013 at 03:28 PM (#4374756)
OK, Steve, but aren't you tempted to ask why God's grace gave you cancer in the first place?
   15. tfbg9 Posted: February 23, 2013 at 04:02 PM (#4374811)
@11 & 14 That's some high-powered 7th grade level theology you guys got going there!
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 23, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4374812)
And that's about a 5th grade level retort you got going there.
   17. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 23, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4374833)
Doug Harvey cured my cancer.
   18. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: February 23, 2013 at 06:45 PM (#4374946)
(non-baseball-humerous)

Indeed: the article doesn't mention his arm at all!
   19. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: February 23, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4374956)
#15: You are correct, sir.
   20. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: February 23, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4375015)
#9: Yes, you have it right. My dad got prostate cancer about 10 or 12 years ago, and has fully recovered. The doctors said the odds that I would get it are higher because of my dad having it, but then they were like, "If a man lives long enough, they would eventually get prostate cancer...so your increased odds are simply about the chances you might get it earlier."

That said, it is common that an older male - somebody into their 80s - will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but it will be determined that it will grow slowly enough, and other health concerns are more immediately lethal, that relatively passive treatment is done.

All that said: I wish Steve Garvey well in beating this disease. I don't care how good or bad a husband or dad he might have been - you have to root for people to beat cancer.
   21. Morty Causa Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM (#4375017)
The longer you can postpone getting prostate cancer, though, the less likely that it will be what kills you.

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