Ex-BBC Sport presenter Steve Rider reveals he been recognized with prostate most cancers – and says it is because of fellow broadcaster Nick Owen that he went for a verify

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Ex-BBC Sport presenter Steve Rider revealed he has been recognized with prostate most cancers – thanking fellow broadcaster Nick Owen for prompting him to go for a verify. 

Mr Rider, 73, informed BBC Breakfast that Mr Owen’s look on the present discussing his personal battle with the illness is what might have saved his life. 

Mr Owen, 75, introduced in August that he has been affected by ‘in depth’ and ‘aggressive’ prostate most cancers – including he had no signs and it ‘got here out of the blue’. 

Mr Rider mentioned this morning: ‘I do know you had Nick Owen a number of weeks in the past right here and if he’s watching ship all my greatest and due to him – as a result of it’s folks acquainted, possibly from the tv display screen, or a buddy down the pub, that basically triggers the thought that ”possibly I ought to get myself checked”. 

Ex-BBC Sport presenter Steve Rider (pictured) revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer - thanking fellow broadcaster Nick Owen for prompting him to go for a check

Ex-BBC Sport presenter Steve Rider (pictured) revealed he has been recognized with prostate most cancers – thanking fellow broadcaster Nick Owen for prompting him to go for a verify

Nick Owen, 75, announced in August that he has been suffering from 'extensive' and 'aggressive' prostate cancer - adding he had no symptoms and it 'came out of the blue'

Nick Owen, 75, announced in August that he has been suffering from 'extensive' and 'aggressive' prostate cancer - adding he had no symptoms and it 'came out of the blue'

Nick Owen, 75, introduced in August that he has been affected by ‘in depth’ and ‘aggressive’ prostate most cancers – including he had no signs and it ‘got here out of the blue’

‘That’s what occurred with me – Nick’s expertise resonated with me – I had a great buddy within the village who had a random examination – nothing scheduled – and it got here up with a giant prostate downside.

‘He had an pressing operation, so all of us went off and received checked, my studying was a bit bit excessive however we will dwell with that – no issues and no signs.

‘My spouse fortunately is way extra smart and way more tuned into these items. So we went off and we went by way of to the examination process, and a few X-rays and so forth, after which a biopsy as effectively. 

‘And by that point I used to be fairly effectively tuned into the entire system – so I pitched up on Geoff Stelling’s charity stroll in memoir of our good buddy Invoice Turnbill who wasn’t fairly so fortunate and we did a stroll to Wickham and throughout the course of that met. Tons of people that had been going by way of the identical kind of expertise.

‘I used to be getting the results of my biopsy the day after this, and I used to be assuming proper I’ll be taken care of for the subsequent six months common checks and all that kind of factor, and got here in and mentioned no we want you operated on as quickly as doable, you recognize clear your diary for the subsequent three weeks – it’s all contained inside the prostate, so it offers us the chance to have vital surgical procedure and treatment the entire thing that means. 

‘If it turns into extra superior then the longer term is a bit bit extra bleak for folks however now we have managed to catch it in time thjat dsurgery is absolutely going to knock this on the top.’ 

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