Sep 26, 2011
Lavin To Seek Treatment For Prostate Cancer

St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin has decided it is time to seek treatment for the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with last fall.

After a year of assessment and consulting an assortment of doctors about possible treatment options, he is expected to undergo surgery or begin radiation in the next two weeks.

Lavin, 47, shouldn’t miss any time coaching the Red Storm, whose first practice will be in mid-October.

“After the most recent consultation, my doctors feel at this point that the active surveillance approach is off the table, Lavin said Saturday at the school’s Dribble for the Cure” event to raise money for children’s cancer research. “So that narrows the treatment options to surgery or radiation. The advantage of early detection is that we have these options that can assist in leading to a cancer-free life.”

Lavin went public with his diagnosis in April, shortly after the Johnnies concluded a 21-12 season that saw them return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.

At that time, Lavin’s physician, Dr. Jonathan Schiff, said the coach had “a relatively low-grade cancer” and that “I expect a complete cure.”

A team spokesman said that prognosis has not changed.

Lavin has been observed by physicians periodically for the past year. He also has altered his diet.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/09/25/2011-09-25_lavin_opts_to_seek_cancer_treatment.html#ixzz1Z4hRDb1T

Lavin To Seek Treatment For Prostate Cancer

New York Daily News, Roger Rubin

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/09/25/2011-09-25_lavin_opts_to_seek_cancer_treatment.html

St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin has decided it is time to seek treatment for the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with last fall. After a year of assessment and consulting an assortment of doctors about possible treatment options, he is expected to undergo surgery or begin radiation in the next two weeks.

Lavin, 47, shouldn’t miss any time coaching the Red Storm, whose first practice will be in mid-October.

“After the most recent consultation, my doctors feel at this point that the active surveillance approach is off the table, Lavin said Saturday at the school’s Dribble for the Cure” event to raise money for children’s cancer research. “So that narrows the treatment options to surgery or radiation. The advantage of early detection is that we have these options that can assist in leading to a cancer-free life.”

Lavin went public with his diagnosis in April, shortly after the Johnnies concluded a 21-12 season that saw them return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. At that time, Lavin’s physician, Dr. Jonathan Schiff, said the coach had “a relatively low-grade cancer” and that “I expect a complete cure.” A team spokesman said that prognosis has not changed.

Lavin has been observed by physicians periodically for the past year. He also has altered his diet.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/09/25/2011-09-25_lavin_opts_to_seek_cancer_treatment.html#ixzz1Z4hRDb1T






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