Cubs News: Ryne Sandberg announces he has cancer

Cubs News: Ryne Sandberg announces he has cancer

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Chicago Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg announced on social media on Monday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

"To my Chicago Cubs, National Baseball, extended Baseball Family, the city of Chicago, and all my loyal fans, I want to share some personal news. Last week, I learned that I have been diagnosed with metastic prostate cancer. I have begun treatment, and I am surrounded by my loving wife Margaret, our incredibly supportive family, the best medical care team, and our dear friends. We will continue to be positive, strong and fight to beat this. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers during his difficult time for me and my family."

The Cubs released the following statement about Sandberg's medical condition.

"We cannot imagine how incredibly tough it is right now for Ryne and his family, but we do know Ryne is one tough competitor and a winner," the Cubs said in a statement. "We are rallying around his family with locked arms as they begin their journey to conquer this battle with cancer."

Sandberg was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

CubsHQ would like to give our most heartfelt prayers and warmest thoughts to Ryno and his family during this difficult time.

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