Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is facing a recurrence of cancer and will begin treatment next week.
After the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with upper jaw cancer last June, he had surgery to remove part of his jawbone and declared cancer free without having to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. But the Erie County Medical Center announced Friday that Kelly's cancer has reappeared.
"Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery," said Dr. Thom Loree, a head and neck surgeon, in a statement. "Unfortunately, it has been determined that his cancer has returned.
"Our team of head and neck cancer specialists is determining a course of treatment that will allow Mr. Kelly to battle this cancer successfully. Mr. Kelly has asked that you to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers."
WGRZ.com reported that Kelly will travel to New York City on Monday for treatment.
The 54-year-old Kelly entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 after playing from the Bills from 1986 to 1996. He holds most of the franchise passing records
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: March 14, 2014 07:04:03 PM
Former Bills QB Kelly's cancer returns
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