Reality television host Dr. Drew Pinsky has revealed that he underwent treatment for cancer. People magazine reports that Pinsky says he underwent surgery last July for prostate cancer, telling only a small number of friends and colleagues at the time.
He returned to work after 10 days and has made a complete recovery, as he tells it.
"The erectile function is normal, sex drive is normal, bladder works normally. And I don’t have to worry about prostate cancer," he told the publication.
Pinsky said the cancer was discovered after he returned from a Caribbean vacation, when he worried he had caught a tropical disease. While the illness passed, he was found to have elevated PSA, and was treated for prostatitis. After getting treatment for that and not getting better, he had a biopsy, which uncovered the cancer.
"We’re all bad as males. I convinced myself I could do my own primary care," he said. "These are very complicated issues. The message I want to give out is that this is still an art. So much of the good outcome for me was the result of people following their intuition, including my wife."