Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Mar 14, 2014

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, according to a statement issued late Friday afternoon by ECMC.

Kelly was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper jaw bone last June. A few weeks later, he announced he was cancer-free following surgery to remove the growth.

Jim Kelly has had a recurrence of cancer.
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The hospital issued the following statement Friday:

“Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery.  Unfortunately, it has been determined that his cancer has returned. Our team of head and neck cancer specialists is determining a course of treatment that will allow Mr. Kelly to battle this cancer successfully.  Mr. Kelly has asked that you to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”