I could care less if he ever comes back to pitch, I just hope he does well with the treatment, and he has a full life ahead of him! This is the details about his ailment. Below is a link...
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is one of a group of cancers known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said Dr. Robert Soiffer, chief of the division of hematologic malignancies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
"It is a disease that can strike at any age," said Soiffer, who is not involved in Lester's treatment. "It's responsive to chemotherapy and very treatable."
The Boston Red Sox announced Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, that pitcher Jon Lester has a treatable form of lymphoma.
Prognosis depends on the stage at which the disease is caught, Soiffer said. Age can also play a limited role in determining a patient's outcome, he said.
"In general, younger patients ... have a better prognosis than older ones," Soiffer said.
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