Chiefs' Eric Berry 'doing really good' with cancer treatments, brother says

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is "doing really good" with his cancer treatments, his brother said.

"I think he has three more treatments left," University of Tennessee defensive back Evan Berry told reporters, according to the Kansas City Star. "To be honest, I don’t really see it affecting him. He’s a very strong person, and he’s continued to keep strong."

Berry, 26, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in December. 

"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," Christopher R. Flowers, the director of the lymphoma program at Atlanta's Emory University, said at the time. "The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said last month that Berry is in "good spirits." Head coach Andy Reid said that Berry is "positive and upbeat."

Berry was selected with the fifth pick of the 2010 draft and was selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. He played only one game in 2011 due to a torn ACL but went back to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013. He was also a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2013. 

Berry missed five games last season with an ankle injury and missed the final five games of the season after his lymphoma diagnosis.

- Dan Gartland 

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