Reds third-base coach Mark Berry is cancer-free

Friday September 6th, 2013

Reds third base coach Mark Berry is cancer-free. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Reds third-base coach Mark Berry is cancer-free. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

In March, Reds third-base coach Mark Berry announced that he was batting cancer of the tonsils and surrounding lymph nodes. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Berry received great news Thursday: Doctors have declared him to be cancer-free.

On Thursdays, Berry shared the results of a PET Scan he underwent Wednesday.

From the Enquirer:

"It wasn't only clean," he said. "It was really clean. They showed me the slides side-by-side. The cancer shows up bright green. You could see it on the first slide. The second slide was all gray -- not only in my neck but the lymph nodes, too."

"This is a tremendous relief," he said. "What we do is a game -- don't get me wrong we all take it seriously -- but this is life and death. I saw a lot of people who had it a lot worse than me."

CORCORAN: The 20 worst moments of Pirates' 20 consecutive losing seasons Berry underwent radiation and chemotherapy in April and May for his cancer, returned to the team in June and began coaching third in late July.

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