Charlie Wilson’s War Against Prostate Cancer Won
Singer Charlie Wilson is known for rockinâ„¢ the house, but a recent health scare nearly shook him down for good and now heâ„¢s urging brothers to Å“man up and get screened for prostate cancer.
Å“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the last part of July, the summer, Wilson told “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Å“Itâ„¢s been a rough battle for me mentally. I caught it on a routine checkup.
It was an aggressive form of cancer, Wilson said, noting that after his first PSA test came back with a high number, it jumped a full point by the time he had a follow-up test a month later, a sign that something was definitely wrong.
Å“That test usually takes a year to jump a whole point, but it jumped in one month,” Wilson said, “so it was aggressive, growing fast inside me. Å“
The 49-year-old singer underwent a procedure in which radiation seeds were implanted into his prostate to kill the cancer cells. The seeds then dissipate, without any harmful effect on other cells, Wilson said.