Jabbar has rare form of leukemia

November 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Yeah its true, I was browsing on NBA.COM and then all of a sudden I saw this news.  But this article that I’ll be posting is from Google,

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NEW YORK — Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and says his prognosis for a full life is encouraging.

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer tells The Associated Press that he was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia.

The 62-year-old Abdul-Jabbar says doctors told him he has a “very good” chance of living a full life without making any drastic changes. He is taking an oral medication for the disease.

Abdul-Jabbar says he went for tests last year after getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. He says he’s speaking out now to help raise awareness about the blood cancer.

About 5,000 cases of chronic myeloid leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year.

This article is not bad at all, because as mentioned above the NBA Legend can survive this. He can still help the community, specially those who are young and promising players haha

 

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