On Sunday, Terry Bradshaw disclosed that he had battled cancer twice in the previous year. On Fox’s NFL pregame broadcast, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback discussed his hardships while receiving therapy.
How Did Terry Bradshaw Fare?
Terry Bradshaw, who is now an analyst on the program, highlighted a situation that occurred last Sunday in the studio. He stated:
“Last week on this show, I ran out of breath, and Howie [Long] helped me up. And a lot of people are asking what’s wrong with me, what’s happened to me physically. I just want to address it and let you know what has happened in my life. In November, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer.”
The 74-year-old went to Yale University Medical Center after receiving a bladder cancer diagnosis in November of last year. He underwent surgery and treatment there.
But later in March, Terry experienced neck pain and required an MRI. He was found to have an uncommon form of skin cancer (Merkel cell tumor). He underwent surgery at M.D. Anderson is in Houston right away.
What Type of Cancer Is This?
Terry Bradshaw struggled with Merkel cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and bladder cancer.
The bladder’s cells are where bladder cancer first develops. It is correctable if caught in the early stages. Back pain, frequent urination, painful urination, and blood in the urine are all signs and symptoms of the condition. Blood in the urine causes the pee to appear bright red or cola in color.
Smoking, getting older, being exposed to chemicals, having a chronically inflamed bladder, and having a family history of cancer can all raise your chance of developing bladder cancer.
It can be avoided by cutting down on smoking, being cautious around chemicals, and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Rare skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma typically manifests as flesh- or bluish-reddish masses on the face, head, and neck. It most frequently affects older adults, and the risk may be raised by extended sun exposure or a compromised immune system.
Merkel cell carcinoma can be brought on by excessive sun exposure, a compromised immune system, a history of skin cancer, aging, and light skin color, while its exact origins are unknown. By avoiding the sun during peak hours, shielding the skin and eyes, and using sunscreen, it can be treated.
More than 20 million American people experience depressive disorders each year, with women experiencing them at a rate that is over two times higher than that of men, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
These conditions include bipolar disorder, dysthymic disorder, and major depressive disorder, which is also known as clinical depression. The most common cause of disability in the US is a major depressive disorder.
Bradshaw asserts that depression is a sickness of the body. The fact that there are effective medications is one of its beauties. Observe me. Since I’m always cheerful, it surprises people when they learn that I might be depressed.
Bradshaw was ultimately able to speak about his clinical depression after his NFL career was over and was able to overcome the stigma of mental illness in the league (but that is a topic for another story). He admitted that he frequently has panic episodes following games.
When Terri went through her third divorce in 1999, the issue got worse. As he had done with his previous two divorces or a bad game, he was unable to suppress his depression any longer.
During today's show, Terry Bradshaw shared that he has been battling cancer over the past year. As of today, he is cancer free, and he discussed his fight and plan for the future: pic.twitter.com/RSwVxlXC97
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 2, 2022
Terry Bradshaw No Longer Has Cancer.
Terry Bradshaw talked about how he overcame two terrible situations and revealed that he is now cancer-free. He stated:
“Folks, I may not look like my old self, but I feel like my old self. I’m cancer free, I’m feeling great. And over time, I’m going to be back to where I normally am.”
The extremely competent quarterback led the Pittsburgh Steelers to remarkable success over his 14-year career. Four times in his career, Bradshaw led his team in hoisting the Super Bowl trophy.
The seasoned professional also holds two Super Bowl MVP titles and the 1978 NFL MVP trophy to his credit. In his whole career, he has accumulated 2,257 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Terry continued working after he retired. He later made the switch to the Fox pregame show to work as an analyst. Along with his family, he has also contributed to “The Bradshaw Bunch,” a reality television program.