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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Frank Billingsley announces he is cancer free

Last September, KPRC 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley announced his prostate cancer diagnoses in attempts to raise awareness for early detection.

Now Billingsley Facebooks a great update on that:

GOOD NEWS: Last Friday's MRI following my gold nanoparticle procedure for prostate cancer came back this evening as Cancer Free! I'll have a PSA test in January and a biopsy again in March to confirm, but Dr. Steven Canfield and his colleagues are very confident that I've had a successful procedure. The pic below is my first MRI from July 20th. It's been a long few months. Thank you, everyone, for the support!

The reason the cancer was detected was thanks to a conversation with anchor Dominique Sachse about nutrition and diet.

"She suggested going to her doctor, who ran a standard blood panel and discovered my PSA prostate cancer test that was off the charts," Billingsley said on the newscast a few months ago. "So my summer has been one of letters: PSA, DRE, MRI, CAT, etc."

At just 57 years of age at the time of the test, Billingsley's prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test came in at a high 17.

"The message is, like with any cancer, the sooner you know, the better the prognosis," Billinglsey added. "Prostate cancer is not an old man’s cancer, it’s a man’s cancer. Anyone over 40 should be tested during their regular checkups."

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