A physical examination of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly revealed no evidence of cancer, according to a press release Wednesday from the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Kelly underwent the examination three months after completing seven weeks of radiation and three rounds of chemotherapy for sinus cancer.
A series of tests over the coming weeks will determine if Kelly requires any more treatment.
"Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, three months after having completed the radiation and chemotherapy protocol designed to treat his recurrent sinus cancer. Dr. Peter Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute, stated that, 'The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal. Further, on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer.'
Over the coming week, a series of tests will be performed to determine if any further treatment will be necessary. Constantino added, 'It is possible that no further treatment will be required, and the testing over the next week will define this issue.'"
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