Steve Lavin takes on prostate cancer

Updated: April 8, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

St. John's men's basketball coach Steve Lavin has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, the school announced Friday.

Lavin actually received the diagnosis last fall, but will proceed with treatment in the coming weeks.

"My family feels fortunate that through annual health exams, we detected my condition at an early stage," the 46-year-old Lavin said in a statement released by the school. "This past fall I didn't want to distract our team, but with the season behind ...

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