Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tony Gwynn to begin Cancer treatment

The greatest hitter of my generation, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, is set to begin cancer treatment soon.

From the San Diego Union-Tribune {linked here}

Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn will soon begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments for parotid cancer.

The cancer was discovered last month after the former Padres star had a third round of surgery since 1997 to remove a tumor on the parotid gland.

“I had surgery for a parotid tumor in 1997 and again three years ago and both those times there was no cancer,” said Gwynn. “But this time they found a malignancy. They took out three lymph nodes and did all the tests and the results showed cancer in the parotid.

“The doctors have told me they feel they caught the cancer early and there was not much of it there.”

Kill the cancer like the way you killed that baseball for many years. Good luck Tony!