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NFL | Heyward tumor returns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former NFL RB Craig Heyward is in the hospital fighting for his life after a brain tumor returned. He will undergo surgery Monday, March 13, following the recent news that a tumor, called a chordoma, had returned. The rare, slow-growing tumors tend to recur, sometimes more aggressively, after their initial removal. The five-year survival rate for patients with chordomas is 50 percent, said Dr. Chris Krubert, of the Apollo MD Physician Services of Atlanta; odds drop to 35 percent after 10 years.

2006-03-10 20:51:27 | Source:

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