AM 970 The Apple/New York's Curtis Sliwa Faces Prostate Cancer Surgery
April 21, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Get well wishes go out to SALEM Talk WNYM-A (AM 970 THE APPLE)/NEW YORK morning host and GUARDIAN ANGELS founder CURTIS SLIWA, who is battling prostate cancer, according to a report by the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS' CELESTE KATZ. SLIWA, 57, told listeners on WEDNESDAY (4/20) that he will be undergoing surgery after his show TODAY but hopes to be back on the air by MONDAY despite resistance from his doctors.
In a statement released by SLIWA, the host said, "A year ago, after a biopsy was performed, it was determined that I had cancer of the prostate. Because of scarring that took place after I was shot in 1992, I was not a good candidate for radiation therapy or the seed implant therapy. Surgery was the only option. I instead decided to try a homeopathic and holistic regimen that included everything from vitamin drips to eating raw vegetables. Unfortunately for me, it did not work.
"Over the past weekend, my symptoms were such that it was determined that surgery would have to take place tomorrow (THURSDAY) morning at 10:00 AM. I will conduct my broadcast until 8a and then will be transported to MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. Dr. DAVID SAMADI will perform the Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. If because of old scarring he is unable to get in and out, a second surgeon will perform the normal extraction of the prostate. The prognosis is that I will be away from the microphones at AM 970 THE APPLE: minimum time a week, maximum time a month for recovery. The CURTIS SLIWA plan, though, is, with catheter in hand, I hope to be back broadcasting by MONDAY (APRIL 25th). I hear my enemies -- The GAMBINOS -- are already taking action on the over/under and point spread of this occurring."