Commissioner Garber to be treated for prostate cancer
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Major League Soccer announced on Saturday that Commissioner Don Garber has been diagnosed with prostate
cancer. Following a series of comprehensive tests, it was determined that the cancer has not spread, and based on the stage of his cancer, he is expected to have a full recovery. Garber, who has
been MLS's commissioner since 1999, will continue managing the league during treatment.
Garber has begun treatment at New York's Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, which will be
followed by surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital, also located in New York.
“Obviously no one wants to hear that they have cancer,” Garber said in a statement released by the
league. “However, I am being treated by exceptional doctors at two of the top hospitals in the world and am confident, as are they, that the prostate cancer will be successfully treated,
with a full recovery. I plan on keeping a normal schedule and will continue managing the league and Soccer United Marketing during my course of treatment. With the support of my family,
friends, colleagues and doctors, I am feeling very strong, energized and extremely focused.
“Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American
men. It will affect one in seven men during their lifetime." Garber added. “I hope through my experience that I will be able to create awareness of prostate cancer and encourage men to get
regular testing, the surest way to ensure a successful outcome for those who get the disease."
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