Cancer treatment for La. Tech's Dancy deemed successful

RUSTON, La. (AP) Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy says he's been informed that cancer treatments he's been receiving since last fall have been successful.

Diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma last October, Dancy says ''it felt amazing'' to hear on Thursday night that he was cancer-free. He says his biggest goal now is to return to playing for the Bulldogs.

Dancy, a sophomore from Junction City, Arkansas, has been undergoing chemotherapy at St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is scheduled for a couple more rounds of radiation aimed at ensuring no cancer cells are detected.

Dancy played in 13 games as a freshman in 2015, returning 17 kickoffs for 296 yards.

He did not play last season, first because of an ankle injury and then because of his cancer diagnosis.

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