NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning triumphs over cancer; Everything you need to know

Basketball: On Monday the former player for Miami Heat Alonzo Mourning revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer in recent times.

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On Monday the former player for Miami Heat Alonzo Mourning has revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer in recent times.  However, he was able to went a successful surgery.

According to reports Alonzo Mourning who is seven-time NBA All-Star was have prostate cancer of Stage 3. In middle of march Alonzo Mourning was cancer-free as the disease wasn’t spread in his prostate capsule.

According to Pink Villa, Mourning said, “What scares me about this disease is that there are so many men walking around feeling great and have that cancer in them and they don’t know it. The only way to find out is to get their blood tested and get their PSA checked. 3.3 million men are living in the U.S. with prostate cancer, and many don’t even know it. I was one of those guys.”

Mourning, who has a family history of prostate cancer, said a discussion at a social event three years ago inspired him to begin visiting a urologist on a regular basis. His PSA levels were "creeping up," according to the physicians, which might be an indication of malignancy. Mourning was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February, despite having no symptoms.

Alonzo Mourning spent the most of his time with Miami Heat

"I was in shock," Mourning said to Wojnarowski. I had so much to say about how wonderful my body felt. I was strong and in excellent form, able to do sprints. The physician expressed to me his surprise that I had undergone a kidney transplant.

Mourning spent the most of his NBA career as a player with Miami Heat. He won a title with the squad in 2006 and has been Miami's vice president of player programmes and development since 2009. Mourning was admitted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice was he. 

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