The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that team president and ceo Derrick Hall has prostate cancer.
In a press release, the team says a recent PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test resulted in elevated numbers, and a prostate biopsy performed on September 14 confirmed the diagnosis of cancer.
“I was informed by my doctor while in San Diego with the team Saturday,” said Hall in the release. “I am fortunate the disease was caught in the early stages and expect a full recovery. I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future. I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully. I notified all of my staff immediately and am eternally grateful for the overwhelming support, love and prayers.”
A date for surgery to remove the prostate has not been scheduled.