Members of Alabama recount their personal battles with cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

Randy Owen, a singer from Alabama, thought he would die.

Owen’s first thought when his doctor told him he had prostate cancer was, “How long do I have?”

When his bandmate, guitarist/fiddle player Jeff Cook, discovered he had the same form of the disease, he had a similar conversation with his doctor. Teddy Gentry, the group’s bass player, had a cancer screener indicate he, too, had it and was forced to wait a month for test results to confirm he was healthy.