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Mets | Wally Backman changes number to honor Gary Carter

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:48:48 -0800

Triple-A Buffalo manager Wally Backman announced Saturday, Feb. 18, that he will change his number to '8' this season to honor the late Hall of Famer and former New York Mets teammate Gary Carter.

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MLB | Gary Carter dies

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:33:59 -0800

Former New York Mets C Gary Carter died Thursday, Feb. 16, after fighting with Grade 4 brain cancer. KFFL offers its condolences to Carter's family and friends.

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MLB | Gary Carter's condition worsens

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:23:22 -0800

Former Montreal Expos and New York Mets C Gary Carter's condition has worsened with the discovery of new tumors on his brain, his daughter said on the family's blog. Six months ago, Carter, 57, was found to have an aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma, that has been treated with radiation and chemotherapy.

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MLB | Gary Carter suffers slight setback

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:27:34 -0800

Gary Carter, the former Montreal Expos and New York Mets standout currently battling brain cancer, suffered "slight bleeding" on his brain last week that is not believed to be a serious health threat, according to an entry on a private journal kept by Carter's daughter. Carter complained of severe fatigue and pain last Monday and was taken for an MRI. The MRI revealed a new "spot on the core of his brain," according to a journal entry posted by Kimmy Bloemers. The MRI also showed doctors that Carter's tumors "looked smaller," according to Bloemers.

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MLB | Gary Carter showing signs of improvement

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:30:13 -0700

Kimmy Bloemers, the daughter of former MLB C Gary Carter, wrote in an online journal that her father's cancerous brain tumors have shrunk 10 percent from a previous MRI exam and approximately 75 percent since the initial detection. "Parts of the tumors are actually dying," Bloemers wrote. Carter performed well on balance and memory tests at Duke University and doctors were pleased with his vital signs. He will continue taking daily injections in the stomach to prevent blood clotting for the immediate future, along with exercising and undergoing physical therapy three times a week.

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MLB | Gary Carter's brain tumors shrinking, reports family

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:20:10 -0700

An MRI brought former New York Mets and Montreal Expos C Gary Carter positive news about his brain cancer treatment, as his tumors have shrunk by 80 percent, according to his daughter, Kimmy Bloemers. Carter was told by his doctor at Duke Medical Center that "there is much less swelling" and the tumors are "a little less dense," Bloemers wrote on her family website.

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MLB | Gary Carter expected to be at HOF ceremony

Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:14:45 -0700

Former MLB C Gary Carter is expected to be present at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony later this summer even though he has been ill with walking pneumonia recently.

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MLB | More on Gary Carter

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:47:20 -0700

Updating previous reports, Hall of Fame C Gary Carter will begin 6 1/2 weeks of radiation treatment for tumors in his brain next week. He'll have a year of chemotherapy as well.

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MLB | Gary Carter diagnosed with malignant tumors

Sat, 28 May 2011 01:16:48 -0700

Updating a previous item, former Montreal Expos and New York Mets Hall of Fame C Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous. Doctors performed biopsies on a tumor in Carter's brain on Friday, May 27, and Duke Medicine says in a release that preliminary results show it ''appears to be malignant.''

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MLB | Gary Carter diagnosed with small brain tumors

Sat, 21 May 2011 13:00:29 -0700

Former MLB C Gary Carter has been diagnosed with four small brain tumors and will undergo surgery at Duke University Hospital within the next day or so. Carter had experienced headaches and forgetfulness recently and the tumors were discovered in an MRI exam at a hospital near his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. It is uncertain if the tumors are malignant or benign.

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