Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Red Sox Broadcaster Jerry Remy Diagnosed with Lung Cancer Relapse

Red Sox Broadcaster Jerry Remy Diagnosed with Lung Cancer Relapse

NESN announced on Monday that the popular broadcaster, who is due to start his 30th season in the booth, is being treated for a relapse of the disease. He had a relapse in 2013 and had surgery to remove a cancerous area from a different part of his lung but was able to continue broadcasting and didn't miss any time while recovering from surgery. After undergoing a recent procedure, he won't be able to fly for four weeks, missing a portion of Spring Training.

"I've been diagnosed with cancer again but it's under control", tweeted Remy, who is now being treated. At 64 years old, this is his fourth bout with cancer.

Former Boston Red Sox second baseman and longtime NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy revealed Monday morning he now is battling cancer.

NESN just announced last month that Remy had signed a multi-year contract extension, with the network expecting him to work 115 games, according to the Boston Globe. He was also elected the first President of Red Sox Nation in 2007 and named a second reserve on the All-Fenway Team.

Remy will address his diagnosis in an interview with colleague Tom Caron to be aired Monday evening, emphasizing the importance of regular screenings and checkups.

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