FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The retired bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend says he will undergo radiation treatments for prostate cancer.
The Rev. John M. D'Arcy is 78 and retired in January 2010 one year ago and was succeeded by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.
In a letter Sunday, D'Arcy said the disease was discovered during his annual physical. He says he's been assured that "it is both treatable and curable."
D'Arcy says the checkup shows retirement has been good for him in other ways — his weight has dropped 22 pounds. He credits better nutrition, fewer desserts and regular exercise.
He says he expects to maintain a near-normal schedule in the months ahead.