Hugh Masekela battling prostate cancer

Hugh Masekela battling prostate cancer

Renowned jazz artist Hugh Masekela has cancelled all commitments as he continues to battle prostate cancer.

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Masekela, who has been in treatment for the disease since 2008, underwent emergency treatment last month after doctors discovered another tumour.

In a statement, Masekela says doctors discovered a small speck on his bladder in 2008. 

Despite successful surgery, Masekela discovered in March 2016 that the cancer had spread. 

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"In April 2017, while in Morocco I fell and sprained my shoulder. I began to feel an imbalance when I was walking and my left eye was troubling me. Another tumour was discovered and subsequently, in September 2017, I had emergency treatment, and the tumour was neutralised." 

Masekela admits it has been a tough battle. 

"I have cancelled my commitments for the immediate future as I will need all my energy to continue this fight against prostate cancer. 

"I'm in a good space, as I battle this stealthy disease, and I urge all men to have regular tests to check your own condition. Ask questions, demand answers and learn everything you can about this cancer, and tell others to do the same."

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