The 54-year-old underwent a process to take away the most cancers, however stated there’s a excessive chance of it returning.
“[The doctor] stated there’s an 85 p.c likelihood it comes again,” Daly advised the Golf Channel. “I’ve obtained to return and see him in three months. They are going to in all probability have to chop it out once more. It is in all probability going to return again, after which one other three months that you do not know.
“Fortunately for me they caught it early, however bladder most cancers is one thing that I do not know all the main points. But it surely would not appear to be it could go away. We’ll simply see what occurs. Perhaps there is a miracle.”
Daly had been struggling with kidney stones and again pains just lately and stated these points pressured him to retire from the Charles Schwab Sequence final month and return to the physician.
“[The urologist said] it would not appear to be any stones are in there,” he stated. “However sadly, you’ve gotten bladder most cancers.
“After I did the CT [scan] I used to be fixing to sip on my Weight-reduction plan Coke and he stated, ‘Do not drink something. We have now to get you again in right here and get this most cancers out of you.'”
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Daly has received 5 PGA Tour titles, together with the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship, over the course of his 33-year skilled profession, throughout which he has suffered a number of well being points.
Final yr, Daly’s request to make use of a cart on the PGA Championship was accredited following his software by way of the match’s American with Disabilities Act coverage. The American has recurrently spoken about struggling with a recurring knee harm within the latter phases of his profession.
Daly stated the latest analysis has satisfied him to comply with a more healthy life-style.
“I am reducing means, means again on the Weight-reduction plan Coke and counting minutes earlier than I can have a cigarette,” he stated. “I am making an attempt to stop smoking. The medical doctors aren’t saying it is too late. Sadly, it is a most cancers that retains coming again. However I will hearken to them, and I will attempt to stop smoking.
“If it comes again, it comes again. Six months to a yr, if it would not go away, I will stay my life. I am gonna have some enjoyable. I at all times inform folks I’ve lived one hell of a life. It doesn’t matter what occurs, I am not scared to die or something.
“It might have been good to play the final seven or eight or 13 years of my profession slightly extra wholesome. However hey, I am nonetheless working, I am nonetheless dwelling life, I am nonetheless doing the issues I must do … I can settle for the problem. I am not terrified of that. I simply need my children to be OK and everybody else in my household.”