PRESS RELEASE: "Early Detection is Key" -- Sierra Statement on Cancer Diagnosis
Updated: Jan 10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2022
PHOENIX - Representative Lorenzo Sierra announced today that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer following a series of tests at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Along with the announcement, he released the following statement to raise awareness and encourage screenings and early detection:
“Because of regular screening, my diagnosis was made early, offering several options for treatment. In 2023, I will undergo treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent.
“Early detection is key to positive outcomes. Research shows that routine cancer screenings are lower among people of color. In choosing to be public about my diagnosis and treatment, I hope to raise awareness and action among communities of color about the importance of routine medical care.
“COVID couldn’t beat me and neither will this. I finish my last term in the House of Representatives with optimism and hope. I’m told my treatment should not interfere with my work as the new Vice President of Growth Strategies for Terros Health. With the love of my wife Rhonda, my family, colleagues, and community, I am determined to make a full recovery so I can continue serving the state and people I love.”