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« on: March 23, 2020, 04:09:34 PM »

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Former NFL, current Riders' punter Jon Ryan diagnosed with skin cancer: Jon Ryan has announced that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer. The 38-year-old publicized the diagnosis on Michael Ball's podcast called Growing the Game. https://3downnation.com/2020/03/23/former-nfl-current-riders-punter-jon-ryan-diagnosed-with-skin-cancer/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 05:11:20 PM »

This is very unfortunate news for him. I am honestly surprised that we don't have more cases like this. Players spend a lot of time out in the sun. Football practice fields don't exactly have a lot of shade. Ryan is very fair-skinned. NFL training camps in the peak of summer sun would be a high-risk for skin cancer. CFL practices in June/July/August are no better.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 05:14:39 PM »

Yeah, bad news for JR. Hopefully he is able to control it with treatment. Feel for the guy, for sure.

This is very unfortunate news for him. I am honestly surprised that we don't have more cases like this. Players spend a lot of time out in the sun. Football practice fields don't exactly have a lot of shade. Ryan is very fair-skinned. NFL training camps in the peak of summer sun would be a high-risk for skin cancer. CFL practices in June/July/August are no better.

I would imagine the cases are congruent with other jobs that take place primarily outside. I mean, a construction worker probably spends more time per day outside than a football player, no? I wonder what the rates are in such professionals and the amount of correlation.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 05:32:06 PM »

Yeah, bad news for JR. Hopefully he is able to control it with treatment. Feel for the guy, for sure.

I would imagine the cases are congruent with other jobs that take place primarily outside. I mean, a construction worker probably spends more time per day outside than a football player, no? I wonder what the rates are in such professionals and the amount of correlation.

I'd suspect that they are disproportionate to the average societal rate. Their stories wouldn't make the news though. We'd hear about football skin cancer rates at a much greater number because of the status of athletes in society and in their local communities.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 06:03:33 PM »

I'd suspect that they are disproportionate to the average societal rate. Their stories wouldn't make the news though. We'd hear about football skin cancer rates at a much greater number because of the status of athletes in society and in their local communities.

I agree that's probably the case. Would be interesting to see the stats on that, though.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 03:02:16 AM »

He can beat it
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 12:25:25 PM »

His wife has said he's already beat it. It was diagnosed, they removed the offending cells, and he's going to be fine.

Apparently he gets yearly scans - he must have a family history.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 02:06:25 AM »

Yes, skin cancer is often very beatable if you catch it super early.  But it tends to recur in different places, so remain vigilant.  Don't wait on weird moles and spots, get them checked right away.  (I've had many friends/family with the various benign and cancerous types.)

Glad to hear rouge-guy is ok.
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