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Source: TCU OT Marcus Cannon has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but prognosis is good
Tackle to begin chemotherapy tomorrow
April 26, 2011 Bookmark and Share Print This
Texas Christian offensive tackle Marcus Cannon has a treatable form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma that will require four treatments of chemotherapy with doctors that have examined his biopsy informing the NFL prospect that he has an over 90-percent chance of a full recovery, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Per the source, the mass is isolated to the pelvic area and it's the same tumor that was detected in 2006 and initially diagnosed as benign. A retest revealed that the mass has now become cancerous, though.
"He doesn't have testicular cancer," the source told National Football Post. "He never had testicular cancer. That was an inaccurate report. Marcus wanted another test and this one found that the mass is cancerous, but it's a great prognosis.
"With chemotherapy, he should recover well from it. If everything goes well and there are no setbacks, the cancer will be in remission before training camp. The news could have been a lot worse."
The first treatment is scheduled for Wednesday with subsequent treatments on May 18, June 8 and the last one set for June 29.
Per the source, the latest biopsy was done after teams noticed at the NFL scouting combine that the mass was larger and three teams requested a new biopsy.
Cannon has been projected as a second-round draft target.
"Marcus feels good about it," the source said.. "We feel good about it. All 32 teams have been informed of the results."
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