In a shocking announcement on Monday, basketball superstar LA Tenorio revealed that he is battling Stage 3 colon cancer. Tenorio, who is one of the most well-known and respected players in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), made the announcement in a press conference held earlier today.
LA Tenorio’s statement
In the emotional press conference, Tenorio shared that he was diagnosed with colon cancer in late 2022, but kept it private until now. He revealed that he has already undergone surgery to remove a tumor, and is now undergoing chemotherapy.
Tenorio also shared that he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from fans, teammates, and fellow athletes. He thanked everyone for their prayers and well wishes, and urged everyone to get regular check-ups to catch any potential health problems early.
Never Say Die!! pic.twitter.com/6GVUnr8Pdh
— L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) March 2, 2023
Reaction from the basketball community
News of Tenorio’s diagnosis has rocked the basketball community, with fans and fellow players expressing their shock and sadness. Many have taken to social media to send their love and support to Tenorio and his family, using the hashtag #FightLA.
The road ahead
While the news is certainly devastating, Tenorio remains positive and determined. He expressed his faith that he will beat the cancer and return to the basketball court as soon as possible.
Despite the challenges ahead, Tenorio’s announcement serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection and regular check-ups. Our thoughts and prayers are with LA Tenorio and his family during this difficult time.
Ways to prevent colon cancer
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet
- Regular exercise
- Avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption
Getting regular colon cancer screenings after the age of 50, or earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer.
Types of screenings
- Fecal occult blood test
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Let’s all take a moment to reflect on our health and encourage those around us to prioritize their own health as well.
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LA Tenorio’s announcement of his Stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis has brought shock and sadness to the basketball community. However, his strength, positivity, and determination to fight this disease serve as an inspiration to us all. It also reminds us of the importance of regular check-ups and screenings to catch any potential health problems early.
Let us all continue to send our love and support to LA Tenorio and his family during this difficult time. We wish him a full and speedy recovery, and hope to see him back on the basketball court soon.