Six years ago, Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe didn’t even know he had prostate cancer. He only found out after he agreed to take part in a public awareness campaign to encourage Black men to get tested.
On Fox NFL Sunday, Sharpe had an update and some good news to share.
The eight-time Pro Bowler with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens not only told his colleagues that the early detection “possibly saved my life,” and that he had to undergo treatment.
“I am cancer-free right now,” Sharpe, 54, said. “I feel so good.”
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Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Black men, according to the CDC.
Sharpe also said his family history of cancer was another reason he felt he needed to get screened early.