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Chiefs’ Berry Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


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Getty S 031413 Chiefs%201?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1418112909587Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Monday.

According to his doctor, Dr. Christopher Flowers, Berry will undergo treatment with the possibility of a full recovery.

“This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches,” Flowers said, through a statement released through the Chiefs. “The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now.”

After a Nov. 20 game against the Oakland Raiders, Berry, 25, began to experience discomfort in his chest. Tests discovered a large mass that was initially diagnosed as lymphoma. 

Hodgkins Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the body’s white blood cells, known as lymphocytes. The main difference between Hodgkins Lymphoma and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is the determination of what abnormal cells are present, which a doctor can determine under a microscope. Other differences include age of those affected and treatment regimens.

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