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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy said Monday he has been diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time and will have surgery to treat it in two weeks.
I have been diagnosed with cancer again. Treatment starts in 2 weeks. Still strong. Please see your doctor
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) June 12, 2017
The 64-year-old Remy spoke to reporters before working the opener of Boston’s two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“It’s obviously disappointing to me, but it’s something that I’ve been through a number of times,” he said. “It has not spread. It’s located in one spot and surgery will remove it. They’ll be a recovery time after surgery.”
Remy plans to work up until the surgery and expects to return after the All-Star break.
The former Red Sox second baseman known on broadcasts as “RemDawg” said the cancer was detected during his regular three-month exam.
“I was not one to go see doctors,” he said. “If you don’t go to your doctor, you don’t have much of a chance to find out.”
Remy played for Boston from 1978-84 and is a member of the team’s Hall of Fame. He has been a popular Red Sox television analyst since 1988.
Remy was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2008. He said baseball has kept him busy as he’s gone through treatments each time, and that each brings a new…
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