CBS' Peter Kostis Recovering From Cancer
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/7/13
Those of you who follow golf on the CBS television network probably noticed the absence of Peter Kostis from their golf coverage over the last few weeks. Now, we know why:

The venerable golf analyst and teaching professional has been undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. On Thursday, Kostis released this statement:
"As many of you know, I have been absent from the last few CBS Sports golf telecasts. I fiercely try to keep my private life separate from my public life, but after hearing John Kruk talk about his testicular cancer last Sunday during the Red Sox-Yankees game, I decided to share my situation in hopes of spreading awareness of colon cancer.

"I am currently home recovering from successful surgery for colon cancer. It was detected early during a regular physical and colonoscopy. My great team of doctors in Phoenix will be putting me through preventative chemotherapy. Because of early detection the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. I had zero symptoms or family history. I urge everyone, if you are over 50 get a regular colonoscopy exam whether you think you need one or not.

"I thank all of you who have sent messages, thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I also want to thank my CBS Sports family, CBS management, the whole golf crew, and announcers have been fantastic in their support. I'll be back as soon as humanly possible. In the meantime, please get checked out!

Thank you,

Kostis has had a rather unpleasant year already, with the loss of his mother and two longtime broadcast colleagues, Pat Summerall and Ken Venturi.

Mr. Kostis, we genuinely look forward to seeing you on the course and on television again, following as complete a recovery as possible.

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