Monday, June 3, 2013

DEVELOPING: Jim Kelly Diagnosed With Cancer


Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly announced publicly that he has cancer in his upper jaw- squamous-cell carcinoma.

Kelly released the following statement detailing his diagnosis and prognosis:

"This past couple of weeks has been difficult for me and because of the nature of social media I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health. I was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Surgery is scheduled for June 7th and doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good.

With the excellent medical care that I will be receiving and the loving care of my wife Jill and my daughters Erin and Camryn and the support of my entire family and friends, I am extremely confident in my road to recovery. I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kelly's always do, with toughness, perseverance and faith.

I want to thank everyone who has offered their prayers and would appreciate any prayers said for me and my family moving forward. May God continue to bless you and our family."

Kelly plans to address the media later at his 2013 annual Jim Kelly Golf Tournament...

Here's early thoughts from the golf tournament...

More when we know more...

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