‘Relieved’ Al Roker back home after prostate-cancer surgery

Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News
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Al Roker had a sunny outlook Thursday after having his prostate removed as part of his battle with cancer.

“Relieved to let you all know that my prostate cancer surgery is done and [I’m] back home,” Roker wrote in a tweet.

“A big shoutout to everyone at the Josie Robertson Surgery Center and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers. See you all soon," he continued.

The beloved “Today” show weatherman, 66, revealed last Friday he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“I don’t want people thinking, ‘Oh, poor Al,’ you know, because I’m gonna be OK,” he said on the show.

Roker and Dr. Vincent Laudone of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan discussed the decision to have surgery.

“Fortunately his cancer appears somewhat limited or confined to the prostate, but because it’s more aggressive, we wanted to treat it,” Luadone explained on the show. “After discussion regarding all of the different options — surgery, radiation, focal therapy — we settled on removing the prostate.”


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