D-backs president & CEO Hall undergoes successful prostate surgery
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that President & CEO Derrick Hall underwent successful surgery today to remove his prostate. Doctors determined that the cancer had not spread to other areas and that it was, in fact, caught at the early stages as previously believed. A full recovery is expected and Hall hopes to be back to work at Chase Field in the near future.
Hall learned of his diagnosis in a routine check-up which found a PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test resulting in elevated numbers. A prostate biopsy was performed on September 14, which was diagnosed as positive and revealed tumors.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In 2011, more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. One new case occurs every 2.2 minutes and it is estimated that there are more than 2 million American men currently living with prostate cancer.