Dr. Drew Pinsky Reveals That He Survived Cancer
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
September 24, 2013
Dr. Drew Pinsky revealed that he underwent surgery last July to remove his prostate after doctors detected cancer there.
In a new interview with People, Pinsky, 55, reveals that the surgery came after a Caribbean vacation left him feeling ill. Per his wife's suggestion, Pinsky had an examination that lead to a biopsy, but even after the initial results came back, Pinsky chose to hold off on having immediate surgery. As a doctor, Pinsky was aware of the potential side-effects, which include incontinence and impotence.
Today, Pinsky has made a complete recovery, but he remembered his thoughts during that time, telling People, "Lo and behold, I have cancer. I was doing [The CW daytime show] Lifechangers and my HLN show was going. My wife and I had this great relationship, very active sexually. This could screw everything up. It was a terrible feeling."
"I'm cancer-free," the host of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call continued. "The erectile function is normal, sex drive is normal, bladder works normally. And I don't have to worry about prostate cancer."