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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Tampa Bay Rays’ David Hess diagnosed with cancerous tumor in chest, to start chemotherapy

Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess says he is starting chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest.

Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an emergency room about a week ago after experiencing chest tightness and shortness of breath.

“After some scans, blood work, and time at the hospital we learned that I had a cancerous germ cell tumor sitting in the center [of] my chest pressing majorly against my heart and lungs,” he wrote. “Today we got the final diagnosis and treatment plan that has chemo starting up on Monday to shrink and hopefully eradicate the tumor entirely.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 13, 2021 at 08:44 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. . . . . . . Posted: October 15, 2021 at 09:28 AM (#6046627)
Yikes. Thats a dangerous cancer.
   2. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 15, 2021 at 01:05 PM (#6046673)
Yeah, in the chest seems to be bad news. Hope the team has the decency to send him to a top-of-the-line cancer treatment center.

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