Monday, December 5, 2005

Pro Basketball Legend Treats Prostate Problem In Nick Of Time

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Basketball legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe was a whiz for the New York Knicks in the ’70s and ’80s but now he’s jumping through hoops to raise awareness about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Monroe – who currently is a radio announcer for the Knicks – suffers from the condition, which includes symptoms like urgency to urinate and getting up multiple times in the night to empty the bladder.

He ignored the problem for a few years but found himself scheduling bathroom trips so he could beat the crowds to the commodes before halftime.

Even worse: Monroe feared angering fans who wanted to shake hands but couldn’t because he was rushing to answer nature’s call.

These days, Monroe is treating his BPH with medication and is encouraging men over 50 to take a simple online quiz to evaluate their own symptoms at

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