O.J. Simpson has prostate cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in Las Vegas. This is the second time in 9 months he’s been diagnosed with cancer and is being treated with chemo.
In May of 2023 the 76-year-old also said he had cancer and undergoing chemo, but he did not say what type of cancer it was. He said then, “So I had to do the whole chemo thing … I’m over the chemo… I’m healthy now. It looks like I beat it – I’m happy about that.”
We don’t know if this second cancer diagnosis is related to his first cancer diagnosis.
After hearing rumors that Simpson is now in hospice he took to social media and announced on X/Twitter, that he’s not in hospice care and planning to host “a ton of friends” for a Super Bowl party on Sunday.
“No, I’m not even in the hospital. I don’t know who put that out there,” which he confirmed in a video he shared on X.
It’s unclear if he has a different type of cancer than the cancer he spoke about in May, or if that original cancer has spread and he’s being treated for it again.
In a video then, which has since been deleted Simpson admitted to recovering from cancer. He said: “I beat cancer. “You know, as far as I know, I’m cured. But I’m not going to say ‘cured’ because I don’t know what tomorrow brings.”
Simpson also chatted about his weight loss during chemo, and what helped him regain his appetite, but again never stated what type of cancer he had in May. “I gotta be honest with you, I started smoking a little bit, a couple of puffs a day and I’ve only had nausea twice,” he said. “I’m over the chemo, but I only got nauseous on two occasions and it only lasted about two or three minutes.”
And cancer isn’t O.J.’s only health issue.
In July of 2023, it was reported that Simpson suffered a heart attack and had emergency surgery to have a stent installed. He would then post a video on Twitter again with a caption that read, “I didn’t realize I had a heart attack until I read it in the news today,” once again denying claims of bad health.
Simpson joked off the claims, declaring not to trust the media regarding his well-being. He finished the video by stating: “Maybe I should run to the hospital real quick. Maybe I had a heart attack and didn’t know it,” followed by laughter.
What Simpson’s two-time cancer diagnosis means in terms of life expectancy remains to be seen, but for now he’s at least healthy enough to host a Super Bowl party at his Las Vegas home.
At CyberKnife Miami We Treat Prostate Cancer With Radiation Therapy, Which May Also Require Chemotherapy:
There are a lot of good reasons for that.
It’s non-invasive and reduces the risk of side effects that result from traditional treatments, including surgery and standard radiation. It saves a lot of time and most importantly, your quality of life remains good.
With CyberKnife, you undergo five treatments over about 10 days, compared to 42 treatments over three months with standard radiation.
Despite its name, CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is cutting-edge radiation technology also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). It’s used to destroy tumors with pinpoint accuracy, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unaffected.
Side Effects of CyberKnife Cancer Treatment for Prostate Cancer
There’s no cutting, incision, blood, anesthesia, pain, or catheters. There are few, if any, side effects and no recovery time.
CyberKnife’s robotic missile-guided image technology allows us to achieve a high level of accuracy by pinpointing a tumor’s exact location throughout the treatment, resulting in successful outcomes.
The challenge doctors face with treating tumors in the prostate is that the prostate moves unpredictably as gas passes through the rectum and as the bladder fills while the patient is on the CyberKnife table undergoing treatment. Conventional radiation therapy does not account for this movement. The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System does. The system’s unique technology is able to continually track the exact location of the prostate throughout the treatment as the patient breathes normally. It enables your doctor to zero in on the prostate and treat it without harming surrounding critical structures or healthy tissue. There is no need for catheters, rectal balloons, or Hydrogel injections. As a result your treatment is more comfortable, radiation is delivered more accurately and treatments can be completed in 5 treatment days, and your quality of life during treatment is not effected. Patients can continue on with with daily routine right after each treatment session, which lasts about 30 minutes.
Nothing will be required of the patient during the treatment, except to relax. In fact, patients often sleep through the treatment.
There are generally only minimal side effects from CyberKnife treatments, which may include fatigue, urinary irritation, and sometimes rectal irritation. These side effects can be controlled with medication and usually last only a few weeks.
After completing the CyberKnife treatment, patients will schedule follow-up appointments. The urologist will follow your PSA results, which will decrease over time.
Response to treatment varies from patient to patient. Clinical experience has shown that most patients respond very well to CyberKnife treatments with cure rates of over 97% for more than a decade.
To schedule and consultation call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our website now to set it up www.prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com