Lavin to undergo cancer surgery Thursday

St. John’s University head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery on Thursday at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to treat his prostate cancer. Lavin will have the condition treated this week and is expected to resume his coaching responsibilities with the Red Storm after a recovery period.

St. John’s announced in early April that Lavin was diagnosed with an early stage of the disease in the Fall of 2010. After more than a year of continuing normal coaching duties while pursuing a physician-recommended course of active surveillance, Lavin will now change his treatment path to surgery later this week.

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