Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said he is cancer-free two weeks after having surgery to remove part of his jawbone where the squamous cell carcinoma was found.
He also said he will not need radiation or chemotherapy.
"I found out great news on Wednesday," Kelly said, via the Bills website. "I don't have to go through radiation treatment and chemo, which is a blessing. From what I've been told (about) everything that they did in surgery, if I had to do radiation or chemo it would put me way back."
Kelly was at the opening of his 26th annual Jim Kelly Football Camp on Monday where he made the announcement.
He had the surgery two weeks ago and was released from the hospital three days later.
"It's very, very sore, but it takes time," Kelly said. "I know when you have knee surgery or shoulder surgery it's sore for a small period of time, and rehab and everything is good and you just take your time. This is just constant pain for now, but it's a small price to pay for where I'll be later on down the road.
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: June 24, 2013 01:26:19 PM
Former Bills great Kelly says cancer is gone
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