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From Senator Bob Casey undergoing prostate cancer surgery to a man giving away his Superbowl tickets to a good friend with stage 4 cancer, here’s what is happening in the oncology space this week.
Senator Bob Casey underwent surgery for prostate cancer.
Bob Casey, a democratic senator from Pennsylvania, recently underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer — a diagnosis he revealed earlier this year. The 62-year-old reported that he is doing well and will not need further treatment.
“This afternoon, Senator Casey underwent scheduled surgery for prostate cancer. His doctor reports that, as expected, the procedure went well and he confirmed that the Senator should not require further treatment,” a statement from Casey’s office said.
After a man won Super Bowl tickets, he gifted them to his friend with cancer.
When Sean Farrell won two tickets to Super Bowl LVII through Caesars Sportsbook, he remembered a recent Facebook post from his friend, Rob Oakley, a father of three who wrote about what the last 100 days were like since being diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer.
"I thought about Rob, and I thought this is definitely the greater use of (the trip), so I reached out to Caesars to see if the tickets were transferrable," Farrell told “PEOPLE.”
So he reached out to his buddy to see if he’d like to attend the big game, also checking to see if it worked with his treatment schedule.
"It's really going to be this love-filled trip where it's friends, it's family, and then some time for us too. So the way it's all come together, I couldn't have planned a better trip,” Oakley said.
MMA fighter Poliana Botelho announced a breast cancer diagnosis.
Poliana Botelho, a flyweight UFC mixed martial artist from Brazil, announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove a lymph node.
“Thank you for all the positive energies,” Botelho wrote on Instagram. “This fight is mine and ours.”
Professional wrestler and promoter Jerry Jarrett died of cancer.
Jerry Jarrett, a former professional wrestler and promoter, died from esophageal cancer. He was 80 years old.
Jarrett — who is the father of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett — founded the Continental Wrestling Association in 1977 before it was merged with World Class Championship Wrestling to form the United States Wrestling Association.
“I'm very sad to learn of the passing of Jerry Jarrett. One of the most successful promoters in American Wrestling history. The last time I saw Jerry was in Charlotte, NC, and what he said to me that day is one of the most cherished memories of my career. RIP,” professional wrestler Nick Aldis wrote on Twitter.
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