It's what Coach Pagano, the Colts organization and fans have been waiting to hear.
Dr. Sumeet Bhatia is a Medical Oncologist at Community Health Network who is very familiar with Coach Pagano’s condition. He said the second round is usually much easier and the drugs used are given in smaller doses.
Dr. Bhatia said right now, following the doctors’ orders and keeping that positive attitude the coach is famous for is crucial.
"It makes all the difference between doing well and not doing well in people, because when you face adversity your attitude is half the battle," said Dr. Bhatia.
Remission could last several years, but it could be four to five years before the coach is considered cured.
"Clearly, his life has been turned upside-down and clearly, he's facing his own possible mortality, but in the big scheme of things I think the odds are, he's going to be fine," Dr. Bhatia concluded.
There is an 80 to 85 percent survival rate for those people diagnosed with Coach Pagano’s condition.