Randy Owen Receives Treatment For Prostate Cancer
June 17, 2010 at 8:56 AM (PT)
RANDY OWEN, known best as one of the founding members of the group ALABAMA, told attendees at his annual fan club party in FT. PAYNE, AL last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
During a recent checkup, Dr. WOODY FRITZ in BIRMINGHAM, AL, noticed an elevated level of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a routine blood test. He referred OWEN to Dr. RONALD WHEELER, M.D., a world expert in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and medical director of the DIAGNOSTIC CENTER FOR DISEASE in SARASOTA, FLORIDA. RANDY chose the HIFU procedure as his form of cancer treatment, which was performed by WHEELER at the beginning of MAY and has been deemed a complete success.
OWEN said: "After my routine six-month physical, I was referred by Dr. FRITZ to Dr. WHELLER, and I feel very good and positive about my future. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do."
Dr. WHEELER said: "RANDY did everything right by having his PSA checked regularly, avoiding random biopsy, and educating himself about his treatment options. He has set an example all men should follow to beat prostate cancer and live an excellent quality of life."
RANDY will be tending to his cattle business in FT. PAYNE, AL through the SUMMER and is planning on resuming touring in mid-SEPTEMBER. For more on RANDY OWEN, visit www.randyowen.com.