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Rapper Boosie just announced he has kidney cancer. The rapper posted the announcement on Instagram then deleted the post.

This is what Boosie wrote:

“I need all my fans to pray for me. Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys. Prayer is power, that’s why I’m letting the world know prayfaboosie.”

Kidney cancer is rare. Only 65,000 cases of kidney cancer are reported annually in the United States. Compare that with 1.8 million lung cancer diagnoses reported in 2012. Kidney cancer accounts for only 2% of all cancer cases reported in the U.S.

CAUSES

The factors that are at high risk for kidney cancer include family history of kidney cancer, smoking, taking over the counter NSAIDs pain medicine (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn); hepatitis C, and dialysis.

SIGNS and SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms include abdominal distention, abdominal mass (hard or soft), abdominal pain, blood in urine.

TREATMENT

Treatment for kidney cancer depends on the stage of cancer (1-4). Treatment includes chemotherapy and radiation, cancer drugs and immunotherapy, partial or total nephrectomy (removal of affected kidney).

5-year survival rate is 73% in the U.S.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awww man ..... get better sir .... that sucks :-(

  • Carrington

    So, basically what happened here is that he wanted to share it with everyone - but someone on his team told him that it's foolish to share something so big and not use it to his advantage... like, waiting until his album comes out and timing the announcement to coincide with that.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I saw a story about a little 7 or 8 year old that was diagnosed with breast cancer ..... sad ..... the parents both had cancer at some point too .... cancer sucks yo :-( and more and more are getting it

  • SummerBaby

    Awww this is terrible! ?? I don't wish cancer on nobody.

  • imright

    i hate 2 hear this! i like Boosie ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me either ...... hate hearing about someone being diagnosed with it

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Prayers Boosie

  • SummerBaby

    My mom had breast cancer. She's been cancer free for 20+ years but it's still scary when she goes in for health check ups.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Boosie has a team?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm sad to hear that man...Praying for him and his family

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's a blessing to be cancer free that long ..... I can imagine that is scary ... cancer sucks

  • iWasteTime

    Get better Boosie!

  • SummerBaby

    Yes it is! Both of her parents passed from cancer so it makes it scary for the whole family.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    awwww man ...... :-( That's got to be scary and nerve wrecking ...... awww

  • SunnyChi

    Sad. Cancer sucks! I hope he gets better!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I hope they caught it early and that he beats it.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I remember my scare...man me neither..

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thats an amazing survivors story! God is so good! Prayers that she have everlasting perfect health checks!

  • Milani

    If true, I hope he's able to recover...

  • Too Many Colors

    My dad is a kidney cancer survivor. That drunk joker been rolling with one kidney since 1986?

    Good luck Boosie.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Fawk Cancer.

  • SummerBaby

    I'm glad your dad made it through ??

  • Carrington

    You is wrong. You is messy. You should be ashamed.

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks! Me too!

  • Too Many Colors

    Thanks. Chile. Everything under the sun wrong with my daddy. We think the gin keep him here. 1 kidney. Prostate cancer. Went to have a double bypass. Was so bad had a quad. Roaches in his liver. Copd. And something else. Without my sister and brother, I always leave bout 1-2 things out. His doc was like he gotta stop drinking. Sir. Sir.? Detox will probably kill this man. Leave him alone. Hell...We do.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    YOU ARE GOING TO GET ME KICKED OUT THE BUILDING TODAY! Did you drink some of the sangria?

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    God Bless him, hope he gets well and kicks cancer.

  • Too Many Colors

    God bless her!

  • Sleepy One

    I HATE cancer, get well Boosie

  • SummerBaby

    My stepdad has been going through it. He had a stroke in 2012 & hasn't really recovered. He recently had one leg amputated in Aug diabetes complications & just a few weeks ago they had to take his other leg. My fam has been going through it. ?

  • SummerBaby

    Thank you!

  • Sleepy One

    God bless her!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    You accused that man of using a cancer diagnosis for gain though! You better come be ashamed with me ???

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    No, no sangria for me.

  • Yoni

    Prayers

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks!

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Lil Boosie is also said to have diabetes as well.

  • Carrington

    Nooo. I accused him of taking back the announcement. I believe he has cancer.

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    Not my Boosie BadAzz: We living in the last day's Pray for me an make me coldhearted...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Taking it back until he has something to gain from it...that's worse than me being surprised he has a team ???. I legit texted my husband and asked too since he's a Boosie fan. I thought he was a random independent artist who happened to pop off slightly. I'd never even heard of him before meeting my husband.

  • Paige

    Praying!! Get better Boosie Boo!

  • That’s Interesting

    Wow. Praying for you Boosie.

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    Not my Boosie BadAzz....We living in the last day's Pray for me an make me coldhearted.....

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks!

  • sunni_daze

    Hope he has a swift recovery if this is true.

  • LordeAmbler

    So basically the killer has cancer.

  • Renee26

    That explains why he looks like death...Praying for him and his family

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Terrible

  • Floriduhh Evans

    ? praying for you boosie boo ??

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BECAUSE THE MILK (AMONG OTHER THINGS) AIN'T CLEAN

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Pops is not having that! ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :hug:

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Prayers for him. I hate cancer

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So true

  • Renee Bee

    Girl Boosie is Big Time in the South. Big Time. Lol. Enjoy your Turkey Day.

  • 80sChild

    What's roaches in his liver? Serious question. I don't know if you're kidding or not with that one. All that your dad has been through, I agree the liquor is probably preserving him. Wow he's a survivor for sure!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    As you battle cancer, get the hate and demonic ways out of your heart. Amen.

  • Miany

    Blessings and love......here's to many more cancer free years for your mom.

  • SummerBaby

    Thank you!!!