Cal Ripken Jr.
In February 2020, former Baltimore Orioles player and baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.—he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007— received a prostate cancer diagnosis following a routine checkup.
While he didn’t initially disclose his condition, Ripken now wants to help encourage men to get regular exams and tests, such as the PSA test, which screens men for prostate cancer. He doesn’t want men to wait till it’s too late.
Ripken is currently in remission. A three-month test to determine whether his PSA was undetectable revealed that it was.