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Former rugby star Kenny Logan reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

The ex-international star said the diagnosis came as a 'huge shock' but admitted he was 'lucky' treatment could begin early.

Former Scotland rugby star Kenny Logan reveals prostate cancer diagnosis SNS Group

Former Scottish rugby star Kenny Logan has revealed that he is being treated for prostate cancer.

The 50-year-old revealed on Tuesday morning that he received the diagnosis in February this year and had his prostate removed in a bid to combat the disease.

Logan told BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent how out of the blue the diagnosis had been and steps they have taken to contain its spread.

He had gone in for some wellness tests late last year, which reflected high amounts of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) – high levels of this protein in the blood can be a symptom of prostate cancer.

Following this, he underwent further testing as well as a biopsy, which eventually revealed the deadly disease.

“It was a huge shock. So, I had to make some decisions,” Logan said.

He eventually decided on the removal of his prostate via an “incredibly invasive” surgery and says he is now getting “back to normal”.

“It’s hard when you’re told you’ve got cancer – and I’d literally fell over it, I didn’t see it coming, no symptoms whatsoever – I had to go looking for it.”

It comes less than a week after ex-BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull died of prostate cancer. BBC via Supplied

His wife, former gymnast and presenter Gabby Logan, said he had been “very, very, very lucky” with the early diagnosis and treatment.

Logan played 70 times for his country in an 11-year spell, retiring after appearing at the 2003 World Cup.

The news of his diagnosis comes just days after former BBC Breakfast presenter, Bill Turnbull, died following a long battle with prostate cancer.

Turnbull, who appeared on the morning show from 2001 until 2016, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017.

Following his cancer diagnosis, he presented a Channel 4 documentary called Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive, in which he explored the use of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes.