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Grateful Dead bassist diagnosed with cancer; expects full recovery

Bassist and Grateful Dead founding member Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to several reports.

“I have decided to have it removed in early December with da Vinci robotic surgery,” Lesh, 66, said in a statement on his website. “Since we’ve caught it very early, and it’s small and slow-growing, I fully expect to have a rapid and complete recovery.”

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