Leader Assistant Editor
Bear River softball coach Calvin Bingham was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and results show it has all been removed.
Region foes, the Grantsville Cowboys, showed their support for Bear River by sending wristbands with the cancer symbol on them. Both teams will wear the bands as they go head to head on Friday, March 29.
Prostate cancer runs in Bingham’s family. His father, grandfather and uncle have all battled it. Bingham has spent several years having routine PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests every six-eight months.
In September 2012, when Bingham had back surgery, he decided to have another PSA test. The results came back high and doctors told him he needed to be put on antibiotics and have another test.
After the second PSA, the count had dropped and his doctor told him to wait three months before his next test.
But Bingham disagreed, “I had a feeling that I needed to have a biopsy,” he said.
On Oct. 22, while he was farming, doctors called with the news he had extensive and aggressive prostate cancer.
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