Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn Diagnosed With Cancer

October 10th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
tony2 The former right fielder in Major League Baseball Anthony Keith Gwynn a.k.a. Tony Gwynn has recently revealed in one of his interviews that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The aficionados of the Hall of Fame outfielder are shocked to hear the news that he has cancer in his salivary gland. A reputed media source reported that the cancer is found in the largest of the salivary gland, after he had three lymph nodes removed.

Tony Gwynn told a reputed media source that the doctors discovered the cancer last month. The highly acclaimed player said that he would be facing treatments for seven to eight weeks and his treatment will include radiation and chemotherapy. The Baseball Hall of Fame also told that he would have to take radiation five times a week and chemotherapy once in a week. However, Tony Gwynn said that there is nothing much to worry about as the doctors have told him that they could detect the cancer at an early stage. The doctors have given him a ray of hope by saying that the cancer has not affected much of the salivary gland.

Tony Gwynn told a reputed magazine in one of his interviews that the doctors have told him that the cancer is slow moving but it is an “aggressive” kind. However, the player said that he would fight till the end to treat the disease. The former San Diego Padres player also said that the cause of his cancer may be linked to his habit of chewing tobacco. However, the player admitted that he no longer chews tobacco after his first two surgeries.

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