Berner revealed last month that doctors discovered his cancer after a series of blood tests.
Berner, the San Francisco-based rapper and entrepreneur, underwent surgery for cancer this week and took to Instagram yesterday to let fans know he’s doing well post-op.
“I just wanna let you guys know I’m out of surgery, they said everything went well,” he says in a video posted to Instagram. “I wanna thank you all for the prayers, the love, the positive energy, it means the world to me.”
“We still have a battle to fight, but this part of the battle is done,” he adds.
Berner’s Cancer Diagnosis
The rapper and founder of Cookies cannabis dispensaries announced via Instagram on Oct. 13 that he was diagnosed with cancer. He didn’t specify the stage or type of his cancer.
In the lengthy Instagram post accompanying a photo reading: “Time to fight!,” he wrote that he was sharing his story in order to be transparent with his fans and followers.
“I wanted the people who got me where I’m at today to fight with me,” he writes, adding that three weeks prior, his doctors found traces of cancer in a series of blood tests.
On Oct. 13, the day he announced the troubling news, he wrote: “I went in for a procedure hoping to get off easy and found out I have a major fight ahead of me. If you know me, this has always been my biggest fear, but I am content with where I’m at and what I’m facing as well as every possible outcome.”
Do Blood Tests to Detect Cancer Actually Work?
Berner says that his cancer was detected through a series of blood tests, and took the time to use his platform to encourage everyone to get these blood tests if they have a history of cancer in their families.
“I really want to encourage everyone to pay attention to their body and health,” he writes. “If you have cancer in your family, there (are) blood tests you can take like I did to check for over 40 kinds of cancer. I’m so glad I did because knowing is half the battle.”
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