BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : Phillies’ Kruk Faces Further Tests After Cancerous Testicle Is Removed

Associated Press

John Kruk, who powered the Philadelphia Phillies to the National League pennant last season, had a testicle removed that was later found to be cancerous.

Kruk, 33, will face further tests to determine if the cancer has spread. However, it is believed the cancer was confined to the testicle. If there is no spread, team physician Phillip Marone said Wednesday, Kruk can expect a full recovery.

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer found in young adult white males, and one of the most curable. It is diagnosed in about 6,000 patients annually in the United States and the disease causes fewer than 400 deaths.