Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
MLS owners, coaches, players, and fans are stunned by the news of their trailblazer commissioner being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
By: Jorge Belon
On Saturday April 12, MLS announced that the 56-year-old Commissioner Garber was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and that he has begun treatment.
After going through several tests the Doctors have been able to shed some positive light, by being able to tell that the cancer has not spread. Also that since the cancer has been caught in an early stage; his doctors believe he will fully recover.
“Obviously no one wants to hear that they have cancer,” Garber said in a statement (MLSscoccer). “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.”
The Queens, NY native will stay in his home state as he begins his fight against a cancer that has taken 29, 720 Americans lives in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society.
His treatment will begin at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, and then he will have his surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital; both hospitals are located in New York City, NY.
Garber will still manage the league while undergoing treatment. As his confidence to beating the prostate cancer is high.
“I plan on keeping a normal schedule and will continue managing the league and Soccer United Marketing during my course of treatment,” said Commissioner Garber in a statement (MLSsoccer). “With the support of my family, friends, colleagues and doctors, I am feeling very strong, energized and extremely focused.”