Kareem Abdul-jabbar Cancer Remission

November 10, 2011 by staff 

Kareem Abdul-jabbar Cancer Remission, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cancer in remission. Former college and professional basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he is in remission from a form of blood cancer.

Abdul-Jabbar, 64, one of the game’s greatest-ever players, told CNN in 2009: “I have chronic myeloid leukemia.”

Abdul-Jabbar said the condition was diagnosed in December of 2008, adding that it hasn’t significantly affected his life. The former 7-foot-2 star for the UCLA Bruins, the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks publicized his condition to bring awareness to the disease.

CNN said his awareness that he has the gene for colorectal cancer has led Abdul-Jabbar to get involved with a colorectal cancer awareness campaign in the black community as well as participating in an NBA sponsored prostate cancer awareness campaign.

“I’m in remission. You never can say any cancer is gone forever, but I feel good,” said Abdul-Jabbar recently. He’ll celebrate his 65th birthday this year.

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