Andy Roddick reveals cancer battles in brave admission, urges viewers to learn from his mistakes

Saturday, 11 May 2024 at 22:30
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Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick revealed that he is undergoing treatment for skin cancer and had a tumor removed from his lip. The 2003 US Open champion discussed on his podcast "Served with Roddick" that he has been receiving treatments for various issues since retiring as a professional player.
As a tennis player, he was constantly exposed to the sun during practices and tournaments, which contributed to his development of skin cancer: “I’ve dealt with various types of skin cancer since I stopped playing,” he stated. “I had a squamous cell tumor taken out of my lip, probably like five or six years ago, I haven’t ever talked about it,” Roddick added.
“This morning we went into this face laser thing that’s why for those of you watching on YouTube it looks like I got in a fight,” the former world No. 1 explained.
Roddick advised listeners to use sunscreen and avoided delving too deeply into the issues brought on by his cancer battle. “It stinks. I think I’m going to be a general kind of hatchet job for the rest of my life,” he continued. “Won’t go into the ‘woe was me’ part of it, because nothing is wrong, everything is good but, use sunscreen.
“Put sunscreen on your kids, especially if they are tennis players. The problem won’t present itself when the kid is eight, but it might present itself when that kid is grown and is 38,” he added. “Greener pastures ahead. I’ve made it a habit to get checked time after time after time. At the moment, we are all good,” Roddick concluded.

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