Hinds Co. sheriff back at work after cancer diagnosis - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Hinds Co. sheriff back at work after cancer diagnosis

Sheriff Victor Mason has been undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer Source: WLBT Sheriff Victor Mason has been undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is back on the job after he fell ill in mid-February after a serious health scare. 

Questions have been circulating about the health of Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason for several weeks while he's been away from his office and out of the public eye.

After feeling ill for weeks, he decided to go see a specialist. That visit to the doctor revealed he had early stage prostate cancer.

 His doctors say they caught it in time and were able to remove it.

"I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy, cause it was excruciating," explained Mason. "All you want is to sleep if you can. All you want is a pain pill."

Mason says he spent almost three weeks in the hospital after doctors removed the cancerous cells.

He then spent several more weeks recovering.

"Everything's fine now," said Mason. "I am blessed. I am thankful that those who sent me cards, those who sent me texts and those who prayed for me. I am so thankful because the man above gave me a second chance."

Mason encourages other men to get a prostate exams the minute they see symptoms. For now, the Sheriff has made diet and lifestyle changes and says he feels better.

"In this arena where I work, law enforcement, we are the world's worst," said Sheriff Mason. "Donuts at night, junk all day and probably a cup of coffee in the morning and we never stop and take time out to go get our prostate checked and we need to."

He should learn if he’s cancer free next month.

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