John Daly: Two-time golf main winner reveals bladder most cancers prognosis

The 54-year-old underwent a process to take away the most cancers, however mentioned there’s a excessive chance of it returning.

“[The doctor] mentioned there’s an 85 % probability it comes again,” Daly informed the Golf Channel. “I’ve bought to return and see him in three months. They’ll most likely have to chop it out once more. It is most likely going to return again, after which one other three months that you do not know.

“Fortunately for me they caught it early, however bladder most cancers is one thing that I do not know all the main points. However it does not appear to be it might go away. We’ll simply see what occurs. Possibly there is a miracle.”

Daly had been struggling with kidney stones and again pains lately and mentioned these points pressured him to retire from the Charles Schwab Collection final month and return to the physician.

“[The urologist said] it does not appear to be any stones are in there,” he mentioned. “However sadly, you might have bladder most cancers.

“After I did the CT [scan] I used to be fixing to sip on my Food regimen Coke and he mentioned, ‘Do not drink something. We’ve to get you again in right here and get this most cancers out of you.'”

Daly has gained 5 PGA Tour titles, together with the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship, over the course of his 33-year skilled profession, throughout which he has suffered a number of well being points.

Final yr, Daly’s request to make use of a cart on the PGA Championship was authorized following his utility by means of the match’s American with Disabilities Act coverage. The American has commonly spoken about struggling with a recurring knee damage within the latter phases of his profession.

Daly mentioned the latest prognosis has satisfied him to comply with a more healthy way of life.

“I am chopping manner, manner again on the Food regimen Coke and counting minutes earlier than I can have a cigarette,” he mentioned. “I am attempting to stop smoking. The medical doctors aren’t saying it is too late. Sadly, it is a most cancers that retains coming again. However I will hearken to them, and I will try to stop smoking.

“If it comes again, it comes again. Six months to a yr, if it does not go away, I will reside my life. I am gonna have some enjoyable. I at all times inform folks I’ve lived one hell of a life. It doesn’t matter what occurs, I am not scared to die or something.

“It could have been good to play the final seven or eight or 13 years of my profession slightly extra wholesome. However hey, I am nonetheless working, I am nonetheless dwelling life, I am nonetheless doing the issues I have to do … I can settle for the problem. I am not afraid of that. I simply need my children to be OK and everybody else in my household.”

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