Former Red Wings announcer Dave Strader releases statement on cancer diagnosis

Posted at 10:23 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 09:07:19-04

Former Red Wings announcer Dave Strader released a statement Wednesday, providing an update on his prognosis since being diagnosed with cancer back in June.

Strader is now the Play-by-Play announcer for the Dallas Stars. The team released this statement on his behalf.

"With the start of the NHL season almost upon us, I wanted to share an update on my condition with everyone who has been kind enough to reach out over the past several months. In early June 2016, a tumor was found in my bile duct. I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a fairly rare and aggressive form of cancer.

"There is no cure for my cancer. However, at this point in time, it is treatable. With advancements in all areas of cancer treatments evolving so quickly, I'm fighting every day and doing everything the doctors tell me. The Stars' organization, the fans and the entire NHL family have been so supportive. It has meant so much to me, my wife Colleen and our entire family to know that we are not in this fight alone. I will work as many games as my condition and my treatments allow. Thank you again for all your love and support."