YouTube star Mark ‘Angry Dad’ Orval is diagnosed with ‘aggressive’ prostate cancer

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YouTube star Mark ‘Angry Dad’ Orval, 53, is diagnosed with ‘aggressive’ prostate cancer – as he reveals he missed an opportunity to contract the disease a YEAR ago

Retired Australian rules footballer Mark Orval, known around the world as YouTube sensation ‘Angry Dad’, has been diagnosed with ‘aggressive’ prostate cancer.

The father of three, 53, who recently lost his own mother to cancer, got his diagnosis from a specialist after a blood test “ involved ” his primary care physician a few weeks ago.

He broke the news on Thursday to his 155,000 Instagram followers, saying publicly sharing his health struggles was “ the hardest post I’ve ever done. ”

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Health Struggle: Retired Australian rules footballer Mark Orval (right), known around the world as YouTube sensation 'Angry Dad', has been diagnosed with 'aggressive' prostate cancer.  Pictured here with his son Mitchell

Health Struggle: Retired Australian rules footballer Mark Orval (right), known around the world as YouTube sensation ‘Angry Dad’, has been diagnosed with ‘aggressive’ prostate cancer. Pictured here with his son Mitchell

Mark, who played seven games for Collingwood in the VFL in 1987 before his career was cut short by an injury, explained: your prostate.

“Unfortunately, the events that have happened since then have confirmed that I have aggressive prostate cancer.”

He said he is not yet sure what will happen because “more tests are needed … to check for spread beyond the prostate.”

Once the doctors know if the cancer has spread to other parts of his body, they will decide on a treatment plan. ‘

Who is Angry Dad?

Mark Orval, a 53-year-old retired Australian Rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

He became a reluctant internet celebrity in 2015 when his sons, Mitchell and Dylan, began secretly filming his expletive tirades and posting them on Facebook and YouTube.

He is now known to millions of fans around the world as Angry Dad.

Mitchell started a career as an influencer and YouTube prankster after Angry Dad became a viral sensation.

Mark’s daughter, Hannah, is also a notable social media influencer

Mark said he felt it was important to share his diagnosis to encourage other men to get tested for prostate cancer.

He also revealed that doctors could have contracted the cancer earlier if he hadn’t missed his routine annual check-up last year.

He wrote: ‘While this is a very personal matter, I feel an immediate need to share this as a message to all men at risk for this disease to be tested.

“Unfortunately I missed my annual test last year because of Covid and while that doesn’t matter now and can’t change, it highlights the importance of regular testing.”

Mark said his diagnosis was a “ huge shock ” after losing his mother to cancer a few months ago, but he insisted he wasn’t looking for sympathy.

“This is not about sympathy, but about emphasizing the reality of life, as I am not the first and will not be the last to take on a life challenge,” he said.

“And believe me, I’ll hit this harder than ever in my life!”

Mark’s wife, Sharon, paid tribute to her husband on Instagram after sharing his cancer diagnosis.

“Our family is devastated, but we are so proud of your courage and strength, just as your beautiful mom and dad showed,” she wrote.

Although it will be a journey, we remain positive and we look forward to our future and happiness. I am especially proud that you are using your platform and this opportunity to remind all men to get tested regularly for prostate cancer.

‘It’s a very simple blood test and can save your life. Please do it. ‘

Mark became a reluctant viral celebrity in 2015 when his sons, Mitchell and Dylan, began secretly filming expletive tirades and posting them on Facebook.

He is now known to millions of fans around the world as Angry Dad.

Mitchell started a career as an influencer and YouTube prankster after Angry Dad became a viral sensation.

Mark’s daughter, Hannah, is also a notable social media influencer.

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