Doctors Checkup with Basketball Player Who Defied Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

Troy shooting a basketball hoop with one hand
Troy shooting a basketball hoop with one hand

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Last season The Doctors shared the incredible story of Troy Druppal, a man who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer which resulted in his left arm being amputated. When the cancer then spread to his lungs, Troy was told he only had six months to live… but that was ten years ago.

Watch: Defying a Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

Troy began playing basketball with one hand and was determined to be the first amputee in professional basketball. “Basketball is my chemotherapy,” he told The Doctors. When they last spoke, Troy still had nine tumors in his body and had to go to the hospital every six months for CT and bone scans. 

Watch: This 8-Year-Old Amputee Dreams of Running

Today on Skype, Troy shares his amazing news: he is now in complete remission! “It still feels unreal… getting used to telling people I used to have cancer now instead of that I’m still fighting cancer.” Troy shared the news with his mother, whose heartfelt reaction was caught on tape! 

Now, Troy only has to go in for checkups once a year and can begin to enjoy his cancer-free, hoop-filled life!

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Playing ‘Basketball is my Chemo,’ Says Man with a Terminal Diagnosis

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