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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been told by doctors he won't need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment after having surgery to remove cancerous cells in his jaw.

The former Buffalo Bills star made the announcement at his football camp in Buffalo on Monday.

Kelly says he found out the news on Wednesday.

"From what I've been told, everything that they did in surgery, if I had to do radiation or chemo it would put me way back," Kelly said.

He said he had the left side of his jaw and the teeth on that side of his mouth removed in surgery on June 7. Kelly was released from the hospital three days later.

"It's very, very sore, but it takes time," he said.

He says he's scheduled for a follow-up with doctors in two months to see if the cancer stays away.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 25, 2013 C6

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