After treatments, ‘no evidence of cancer’ for NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

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After several weeks of treatments, doctors say former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly has no evidence of cancer.

Several media outlets, including Sports Illustrated, are reporting a press release from New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City announced the news Wednesday.

The Hall of Fame and Buffalo Bills legend completed seven weeks of radiation and three rounds of chemotherapy for sinus cancer.

According to the hospital’s statement, “”Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, three months after having completed the radiation and chemotherapy protocol designed to treat his recurrent sinus cancer. Dr. Peter Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute, stated that, ‘The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly’s pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal. Further, on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer.’

Over the coming week, a series of tests will be performed to determine if any further treatment will be necessary. Constantino added, ‘It is possible that no further treatment will be required, and the testing over the next week will define this issue.'”

More at Sports Illustrated.

 

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