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NeNe Leakes was recently honored for raising awareness of cancer at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies annual Mother's Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

It was reported that NeNe's husband Greg Leakes was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. But NeNe denied that report, saying her husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

"You know, as you know, my husband, [Gregg], was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and ever since then, we have been all over this whole cancer thing, because it was devastating to our family," she told ET on the red carpet. "But, I'm happy to say today that Gregg is much better. We don't know that he is free of cancer, but he’s much better."

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is cancer of the gland in the male reproductive system. The prostate is a walnut-size gland located between the bladder and the penis. It sits just in front of the colon. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men in the United States. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly and it is asymptomatic until it is in advanced stage and/or spreads to nearby organs (stage 4).

What Are Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

There are no early symptoms or warning signs of prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate to swell (stage 3), or once the cancer spreads beyond the prostate to other organs (stage 4), the following symptoms may occur:

  • Urgency or frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping a urine stream
  • Weak or interrupted urinary stream
  • Leaking of using when laughing or coughing
  • Inability to urinate standing up
  • Painful or burning sensation during urination
  • Blood in urine or semen
    The symptoms are caused by the swollen prostate blocking the urinary urethra (urinary tube from the bladder) which runs down the center of the prostate.

    Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer include:

  • Dull, deep pain or stiffness in the pelvis, lower back, ribs, or upper thighs
  • Pain in the bones in the pelvis or hips
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness or paralysis in legs
  • Constipation
    Consult your doctor or health provider if you experience these symptoms.

    What are treatments for Prostate Cancer?

    Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the stage, your age, and the size of the tumor.

    Available treatment options include:

    Surgery to remove all or part of the prostate.
    Radiation to kill the cancer cells and shrink the tumors.
    Hormone therapy to block certain hormones that feed tumors and cause it to grow.
    Chemotherapy taken by mouth, patch or intravenously to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
    Immunotherapy: using your body's own immune cells to attack the cancer cells. This is used to treat advanced prostate cancer.

    Your doctor will start you on one therapy at a time to see which one works best for you.

    This has been your medical minute.

    More Info On the Web

    Prostate Cancer | WbMD

    Prostate Cancer |

    Prostate Cancer | American Cancer Society


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    • Renee26

      My ex was a prostate cancer survivor... He had it before we met so I didn't hold it against him that he was a one minute man. Now I'm feeling like I wasted 6 years being sympathetic to an issue that the dang on cancer probably never even contributed to ???

    • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

      Yeah... Prostate cancer had 0% to do with his inability to satisfy you ??

      Prostate Cancer is near and dear to my heart and I want ALL men to start getting tested AS SOON as they turn 30 yrs old ESPECIALLY Black men because at least 7 out of EVERY 10 Black males may have prostate cancer by 45! Get checked before 40!
      YES, the testing for it is VERY invasive but it is VERY necessary! Also, it better to KNOW and get treated than to wait and hope you dont have it??

    • Blaque Mahogany

      This is not funny... ??

    • Blaque Mahogany

      Im glad Greg is healed.

      Ive lost a lot of respect for Nene during this. She has proven to be extremely selfish.

    • morenYAHdelsur

      Linnethia is mean and self absorbed.

      Gregg cool though LOL.

    • ShWa

      Nene sux.

    • SingleGalCrazyWorld

      I agree...she was a selfish brat all season and it showed...

    • Clobaby_

      Her ass shouldn't have won nothing! I've lost so much respect for her from watching how he has handled this whole situation! All she's dont is bring awareness to how your not suppose to act and treat your spouse during medical scares!

    • Clobaby_

      Her ass shouldn't have won nothing! I've lost so much respect for her from watching how he has handled this whole situation! All she's dont is bring awareness to how your not suppose to act and treat your spouse during medical scares!

    • Renee26

      Yes...he was dx in his early 30's

    • Renee26

      I suffered yah hear me!! ?

    • Renee26

      Her true colors came through

    • Alextra Ballard

      Fvck Nene and the horse she rode in on...I will never forget what she said about Greg. This is one Evil bidch. This ol horse face bidch said that Greg cancer was “Karma” for him cheating her.

    • Alextra Ballard

      But can yew be for certain that him being a “ one menit man” had tew dew with is prostate cancer? Yew know cancer treatments can damage some nerves

    • Alextra Ballard

      Wow... I believe yew..

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    • Renee26

      Welll I hope that's the case... The write up had me in my fee fees for a second thinkin he was just a selfish lover without an excuse.


      Wait a minute......WHET? All her moose azz did was bitterly complain. What in she being honored for? Can't stand her, AT ALL....

    • MJF

      Greg is cancer free, that's so amazing for him! Lenethia better treat him better!!

    • angrysolo

      TIS ALL. Wonder if she complained about having to attend the ceremony

    • Topic Influencer

      Saw the other day on TSR you were declared cancer free Gregg. Im so happy for you sir!!!

      Now if maybe you can become sucka free and rid yourself of the cancer that lives in your home.

      Be swell.

    • Reina1718

      Glad he is cancer free but watch Nene act like she survived it & make this about her

    • Reina1718

      Looked it

    • Alextra Ballard

      Lmaooo I dew

    • Alextra Ballard

      Cancer don’t discriminate even when it come to age

    • ShWa


    • KcoolMuziq

      The Inspiration of my life Bishop Noel Jones went through a similar battle and is cancer free also. ??????

    • Miss Thang


    • tintin

      Nene must be so pissed. She wanted him 6 feet under. That woman so wants Greg gone.

      Thank God he is healed, im happy for him. I don't think his wife is. Maybe she was thinking planning his funeral would be next seasons storyline.

    • Alextra Ballard

      Any m’fvcka who thinks a person deserves cancer because of a past indiscretion doesn’t deserve shidt. Somebidy push Nene off the podium

    • Alextra Ballard

      I mean big time

    • davine puddin

      Does anal warts can cause those types of cancer too?

    • hottlanta

      At least she didnt do like bsmith husband by putting the sidepiece in the next room. Now that was shady ad all outdoors.

    • Jordan’s Memory

      I was thinking the same thing. Before I clicked on this story I said to myself why does she look so miserable with him in every pic now? He should be ecstatic that her husband beat this. She really don't want to be with him anymore and probably upset that she will have to pay this man dearly in Alimony among other things if she leaves him. She is also mad because I know it cost her a lot of money to help him fight that illness. She is a evil woman.

    • Tee Tee

      NeNe Leakes "was honored for raising awareness of cancer" ?? ummm okaaaay

    • xenaD

      Prostate cancer is extremely extremely painful ?

    • Tee Tee

      The side dude was in that damn closet?????

    • Tee Tee


    • that_VA_thickchick

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAA That's why she turned into the Hulk. LOL

    • Vegas1989

      Why do she looks so depressed and discussed? WOW

    • Tee Tee


    • KLove

      I always said, if i have to have my prostate removed....they may as well kill me...i refuse to live as a eunuch and cant get it up and bang my girl etc takes your manhood

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    • NewNew

      Especially despicable since Greg saw her with her original face and still saved her from the pole. She should be eternally gratefully.

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    • Bashi22

      It’s funny prostate cancer is so prevalent in black men. We need to check our food that we eating.

    • Sher

      Why would Nene be honored for Prostate cancer awareness. She's itchin' to walk out on Greg because she ain't the type to take care of you when you sick. She is used to him doing everything for her. Selfish Ass!