Larry Walsh Sr. wants to maintain work routine after second cancer diagnosis

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Larry Walsh Sr., on Oct. 18, 2016 in Joliet. The four-term Will County Executive was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer for a second time.

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Larry Walsh Sr., on Oct. 18, 2016 in Joliet. The four-term Will County Executive was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer for a second time.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh, 70, announced he recently began chemotherapy treatments after receiving a second prostate cancer diagnosis. His treatment regimen began this past week.

Walsh previously was treated for prostate cancer in 2014 after a diagnosis at a regular medical checkup, according to a news release from Walsh’s office. Since that time, he has had regular medical exams and continued to take proactive measures to prevent the reemergence of cancer.

“Unfortunately, like many cancer survivors I have once again received a diagnosis of cancer,” Walsh said in the release. “Although it is always scary to hear the word ‘cancer’ from your doctors, I have great confidence in these medical professionals who are taking the appropriate steps to treat this disease.”

Walsh intends to complete his treatment plan and maintain as regular a work routine as possible, the release said.

“I have a great team of people who support me, and we have much work to complete in the next few years,” Walsh said.

Walsh thanked all whom have already offered their thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. He said the support encourages him, and he hopes the public will respect his privacy as his treatment progresses.

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December 11, 2018 at 03:33PM

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