Four-year-old Leah Still, the daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, had a nearly six-hour surgery on Thursday to remove the tumor and lymph nodes where her cancer originated.
"... Best news I've received in a long time," Still wrote on his Instagram account.
The surgery was performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors cleared away the cancerous areas in Leah Still's right adrenal gland.
Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma on June 2 and was given a 50/50 chance to survive. Devon Still was given permission to leave Bengals OTAs to be with his daughter.
The team initially cut him during training camp but kept him on their practice squad so he would still have medical insurance to pay for the extensive bills.
Leah will undergo more chemotherapy and radiation in an effort to completely eradicate the cancer.
Still, 25, has five tackles in two games for the 3-0 Bengals, who are on their bye week.
- Chris Mascaro