Jim Kelly's cancer treatment postponed because of fever

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who is currently fighting cancer, had his radiation therapy this week postponed because he has a fever, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is reporting.

Kelly has microscopic tumors on the infraorbital nerve, which runs from the upper lip to the eyelids.

Kelly’s treatments have been moved to Monday. He is scheduled for a seven-week program.

“They have his pain pretty much under control,” Dan Kelly, Jim's brother, told the Buffalo News. “That’s been hurting all of us, just seeing him in so much pain. They have some of the best pain-management doctors here I’ve ever seen. Jim is comfortable now, and that’s the most important thing.

“Jim’s just so humbled by the outpouring of support from everybody throughout the world. He doesn’t understand it but he appreciates all the prayers, because it’s going to take a combination of prayers and medicine to get him through this.

“It’s not going to be a simple battle.”


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