Chemo, radiation for ex-Bills QB Kelly next week - NBC Sports

Chemo, radiation for ex-Bills QB Kelly next week
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This recent photo provided by Jill Kelly shows Jim Kelly, right, at a hospital with his daughter, Erin. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to undergo surgery following the return of oral cancer. His wife, Jill, says the cancer is aggressive and starting to spread. The 54-year-old former Buffalo Bills star is being treated in New York City. Brother Dan Kelly tells The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, that doctors are leaning toward surgery on Thursday or perhaps April 1. (AP Photo/Jill Kelly)
April 1, 2014, 4:00 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The doctor treating Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly for cancer says Kelly will start chemotherapy and radiation next week.

The treatment plan was outlined Tuesday by Dr. Peter Costantino of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where the longtime Buffalo Bills star is being treated for a sinus cancer.

Costantino says he's confident the regimen has a good chance of success. If not, he says Kelly's skull-base tumor remains operable.

Kelly underwent surgery in Buffalo last June to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw.

The chemotherapy and radiation will target cancer cells in his maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues.

In 11 seasons with the Bills, Kelly appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

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