Former Scotland international Kenny Logan has revealed his “huge shock” at being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Logan, 50, who has won 70 caps for his country, received the news in February.
After deciding to have his prostate removed, he now says he’s “95% back to normal” three months after the surgery.
“It’s hard because when you were told you had cancer I literally fell over,” Logan told BBC Breakfast News.
“I didn’t see it coming, no symptoms whatsoever, I had to look for it.”
Born in Stirling and whose club career has taken him to Glasgow, London Wasps and London Scottish, Logan made his international debut aged 20 against Australia in 1992.
The winger scored 13 tries for Scotland in 11 years before retiring after the 2003 World Cup.
“I went for a wellness check-up,” he explained. “I sat down with the guy and he said, ‘Everything’s fine, your hormones are fine, but your PSA is fine [Prostate-specific antigen] is high’.
“I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, “It has to do with your prostate, you should probably get it checked out.”
“So I was checked and very quickly within three or four months I had a biopsy and they said there’s something but we’ll just keep an eye on it.
“The big number he said to me was, ‘40% of your buddies have this and they just don’t know they have it.’
“And this year, on February 7th, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which was a huge shock.”
Logan admitted he was “quite shaky” after the surgery but says he is now on the mend.
“I had to make some decisions, three decisions,” he said.
“One – go for radiotherapy, take it out, or brachytherapy. So I decided to take it out.
“I’m now three months since surgery, had my prostate out, I’m probably 95% back to normal. I’m very happy.”
In May, another former Scotland international, Scott Hastings, was revealed he was also battling cancer.
The 57-year-old former British and Irish Lions player has been undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.