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Craig Sager: 3-6-month prognosis was for someone not receiving treatment

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Commentator Craig Sager of TNT talks to fans before a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on March 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Craig Sager said doctors gave him a 3-6-month prognosis when his cancer returned.

Today, Sager made an important clarification:

Sager, in a statement released by Turner Sports:

“I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment. Fortunately, I am receiving the best treatment in the world and I remain fully confident I will win this battle.

“Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement. I sincerely appreciate it and it means so much to me and my family. I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.”

This makes the terrible news a little less terrible, but whenever cancer is involved, it’s still awful.