In a shocking announcement, Barangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio, also known as the Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) "Iron Man," has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. The 38-year-old athlete made the announcement via a statement posted on the PBA's official website.

Tenorio shared that he had to miss practices and games after the initial testing three weeks ago, which led to his diagnosis. He underwent surgery last week and is set to undergo treatment for the next few months.

LA Tenorio
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"I was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. The initial testing three weeks ago led me to instantly miss practices and games. I have completed my surgery last week and will soon undergo treatment for the next few months," Tenorio said.

Tenorio has been one of the most consistent and durable players in the PBA, earning the nickname "Iron Man" for his ability to play through injuries and sickness. He has played for Barangay Ginebra since 2012 and has won six championships with the team.

Fans and fellow players have expressed their support for Tenorio on social media, sending their well-wishes and prayers for his full recovery.

The news of Tenorio's diagnosis has come as a shock to the basketball community and the entire sports industry. More details on his condition and recovery are expected to follow.

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