Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Nene's Tumor Actually Malignant
(Boulder-CO) It is being reported by ESPN that the testicular tumor removed from Nene last week is, in fact, malignant. The report states, "The Epoca article is based on a lengthy interview with the doctor who performed the procedure, Fernando Kim. Dr. Kim further explains that the cancerous tumor was caught early. There is no evidence that the cancer had spread, and the likelihood of recurrence, he says, is small after a successful procedure to remove the cancerous testicle. Further, the doctor adds that the player is recovering extremely well both physically and mentally. The doctor does not speculate about when Nene might be able to return, although normal recovery from this procedure is said to be two months."
What a tough bit of news to swallow for Nene, his family, and the Nuggets Nation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Big Brazil.