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WMMR Preston & Steve Host's Cancer Scare



    WMMR Preston & Steve Host's Cancer Scare
    Steve Morrison (L), alongside Preston & Steve Show producer Marisa Magnatta, NBC10's Jillian Mele, and co-host Preston Elliot.

    The co-host of one of Philadelphia's most popular morning radio show revealed on-air Wednesday he was diagnosed with cancer last fall. 

    Steve Morrison of WMMR's long-running Preston & Steve program told listeners he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last fall.

    "There was no blood, no pain, the one thing was this [prostate-specific antigen] test," the 55-year-old broadcaster told NBC10.

    The unusual test results led Morrison to have a biopsy performed -- which led to his diagnosis in early October. 

    "My mindset was -- just take it out," he said.

    After a Dec. 17 surgery at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Morrison said he is in near perfect health.

    "I feel great," he said. "I can categorically say everything is returning in fantastic fashion to pre-surgery levels."

    Only a few hours after the procedure, the host was on his feet, walking the halls of the hospital.

    The announcement, a surprise amid the hosts' usual prank calls and comedy antics, surprised many long-time fans, who began showing their support on social media.