74-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw recently announced that he has fought cancer not just once, but twice in the past year.

Bradshaw is a co-host on “Fox NFL Sunday.” Many fans were concerned when NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw had to be helped up by Howie Long after appearing to run out of breath on air. On Sunday, Bradshaw wanted to update his friends and family on recent events.

“In November, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I went to the Yale University Medical Center – surgery, treatment. As of today, I am bladder-cancer free. That’s the good news.”

“Then in March, feeling good. I had a bad neck. I get an MRI. Now we find a tumor in my left neck. And it’s a Merkel cell tumor, which is a rare form of skin cancer. So I had that surgery done at M.D. Anderson in Houston”.

“Folks, I may not look like my old self, but I feel like my old self. I’m cancer free, I’m feeling great. And over time, I’m going to be back to where I normally am.”

Bradshaw played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning four Super Bowls and being named MVP twice. He was also named the NFL MVP in 1978. He retired after a 14-year career in 1983 and joined the Fox pregame show in 1994.

Bradshaw has won three Sports Emmy Awards as a studio analyst for his work in broadcasting.

The Mayo Clinic states that bladder cancer is not as prevalent as other types of cancers, with an estimated 200,000 cases diagnosed annually. Common symptoms of this disease include: needing to urinate frequently, blood in urine, painful urination, and back pain. Studies have shown that smoking cigarettes increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for bladder cancer is significantly higher when cancer has not spread and stayed localized.

Doctor checkups and physicals are important for maintaining your health.

We hope for Bradshaw’s full recovery and that his cancer will stay in remission.