Craig Sager: 3-6-month prognosis was for someone not receiving treatment

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Craig Sager said doctors gave him a 3-6-month prognosis when his cancer returned.

Today, Sager made an important clarification:

Sager, in a statement released by Turner Sports:

“I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support.  I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer.  The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment.  Fortunately, I am receiving the best treatment in the world and I remain fully confident I will win this battle.

“Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement.  I sincerely appreciate it and it means so much to me and my family.  I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.”

This makes the terrible news a little less terrible, but whenever cancer is involved, it’s still awful.