Buffett faces long treatment road for prostate cancer
The Kansas City Star
Even Warren Buffett’s billions of dollars couldn’t shield him from cancer.
Buffett, one of the world’s richest men worth more than $43 billion, announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately it is in an early stage, which makes it treatable for the 81-year-old.
Buffett joins about 240,000 men in the U.S. who annually are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s slow growing, which is good. He has decided on a two-month radiation treatment, beginning in July.
As a prostate cancer survivor, I know that what awaits Buffett is no walk in the park. The treatment he has chosen is intense and not without pain. Surgery was my only option because of a more aggressive form of the disease.
But one thing is certain, which could be the Buffett Rule Part II. Buffett will get the best care that money can buy.
If only that were the case for every man out there with prostate cancer.