Dr. Drew Reveals Bout with Prostate Cancer
He's usually the one telling others to be vigilant, but it was Dr. Drew's wife who alerted him to what turned out to be his own prostate cancer.
Upon returning from a vacation in the Caribbean, the "Loveline" host went to the hospital with violent chills. After feeling better, his wife urged him to schedule a follow-up appointment, which revealed an elevated PSA.
The resulting biopsy came up positive for cancer and Dr. Pinsky shared with People, "I was doing '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."
In July, the celebrity physician underwent surgery to remove the prostate and proudly reveals, "I'm cancer-free. The erectile function is normal, sex drive is normal, bladder works normally. And I don't have to worry about prostate cancer."
Grateful for his spouse, he warns, "We're all bad as males. I convinced myself I could do my own primary care. These are very complicated issues. The message I want to give out is that this is still an art. So much of the good outcome for me was the result of people following their intuition, including my wife."