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Former Bills QB Jim Kelly says he's 'praying for a miracle'

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback says he's praying for a miracle in the treatment of his oral cancer.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   April 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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BUFFALO, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, said he's "praying for a miracle" in his treatment for oral cancer.

Kelly announced last month that his cancer had returned and that doctors decided surgery to treat it wasn't the best option.

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He's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and says he has good and bad days.

"I am getting better," he said.

"My big battle is Monday when I go in to start my radiation and chemo," Kelly told MSG. "I hope when it's all over they get everything, but right now we're praying for a miracle."

"Kelly's condition remains very treatable and potentially curable," Dr. Peter Costantino, executive director of Lenox Hill's New York Head & Neck Institute, said in a statement Tuesday. "Even if chemotherapy and radiation are not successful in eradicating the cancer, his skull-base tumor remains operable."

[ESPN]

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