Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
I was informed by my doctor while in San Diego with the team Saturday, Hall said in a statement. I am fortunate the disease was caught in the early stages and expect a full recovery.
Hall had a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and a prostate biopsy, and the biopsy showed cancerous tumors, according to a statement.
There is no word on a surgery date, a local ABC news station reported.
Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick survived prostate cancer.
I was stunned when Derrick notified me of his situation but from our conversations, I know he has the right mindset to conquer it, Kendrick said in a statement. As a prostate cancer survivor, I fully understand the impact this may have on one's state of mind and family. Derrick and his family have our full support throughout this process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men.
The CDC reports that 223,307 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, and 29,093 men in the U.S. died from it that year.
I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future, Hall said in a statement. I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully.