Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bowden Had Prostate Cancer in 2007

  (Edited from AP) Bobby Bowden was treated for prostate cancer in early 2007, the former Florida State football coach told USA Today.

In an interview Tuesday, Coach Dadgummit said he kept the details hidden from everyone except family members for the past four years.

Bowden was treated by one of his former players -- Dr. Joe Camps, who was the was captain of Bowden's first team at FSU in 1976. Camps, a urologist and surgical oncologist, implanted low-dose radiation seeds in Bowden's prostate, a procedure known as brachytherapy.

Bowden, 81, said he is now cancer-free.

Bowden said that if he knew at the time what he knows now, he would have considered it "my moral duty to bring it out in the open."

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