Randy Owen, lead singer of Alabama, told attendees at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Alabama last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an elevated level of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a routine blood test. He referred Owen to Dr. Ronald Wheeler, M.D., a world expert in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and medical director of the Diagnostic Center for Disease in Sarasota, Florida. Randy chose the HIFU procedure as his form of cancer treatment which was
performed by Dr. Wheeler the beginning of May and has been deemed a complete success.
“After my routine six-month physical, I was referred by Dr. Fritz to Dr. Wheeler, and I feel very good and positive about my future,” said Owen. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do.”
“Randy did everything right by having his PSA checked regularly, avoiding random biopsy, and educating himself about his treatment options,” said Dr. Wheeler. “He has set an example all men should follow to beat prostate cancer and live an excellent quality of life.”
Dr. Fritz went on to say, “we are happy with the successful outcome of the treatment. Randy is doing great and is just about fully recovered.”
Randy will be tending to his cattle business in Ft. Payne, Alabama through the summer and is planning on resuming touring in mid-September. To find our more details or send Randy your well wishes visit: www.RandyOwen.com