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Blank vows to fight prostate cancer

Atlanta's team owner Arthur Blank had news about his health Tuesday.

Falcons’ team owner Arthur Blank announced Tuesday he is battling prostate cancer.  

Here was his statement, released by the team:

“In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. Over the last several weeks Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me. I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I’m looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come.”

The 73-year-old Blank has owned the Falcons since 2002. The team is waiting for a new stadium, as Mercedes-Benz Stadium will open in time for the 2017 season.


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