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KSTP anchor, reporter Brett Hoffland gets 'all clear' after cancer treatment

Hoffland has been undergoing chemotherapy.

KSTP's Brett Hoffland shared some positive news about his cancer treatment, announcing he's been given the "all clear."

The anchor and reporter first revealed his diagnosis with testicular cancer in April, taking a break from Twin Cities TV screens while he underwent chemotherapy.

On Tuesday, he shared the following update: "All Clear! My doctor says the chemotherapy was effective! Grateful for the care team at [the Mayo Clinic]."

He continued to say that he'll need "routine checkups" to make sure the cancer doesn't return, but otherwise said he'll be back to work in September.

Hoffland is married to former WCCO reporter Mary McGuire, who tweeted: "At least one good thing happened in 2020!"

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) says that the average age for a testicular cancer diagnosis is 33, and it occurs in one in every 250 men.

Fortunately, the mortality rate is very low, with a man's lifetime risk of dying from testicular cancer being about 1 in 5,000.

Early symptoms of the cancer include a lump or swelling of the testicle, and aching in the lower belly, though the ACS notes that some men have no symptoms at all and the cancer is found during other procedures. 

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