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Arizona Diamondbacks Doug Davis plays on despite cancer

Posted Aug 24 2008 9:46pm
Arizona Diamondbacks Doug Davis has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The 32-year-old Davis has announced he will play on until surgery April 10 and fully expects to return to pitching shortly after surgery. During a press conference, Davis said,

"It's going to take me down for a while but not out for good. I know I'm not going through this alone. I know I've got all the help in the world, and I'm definitely optimistic of the outcome." Davis feels playing ball keeps his mind off the cancer diagnosis.

During a routine examination, doctors discovered a lump in his throat. A biopsy revealed cancer. Davis' mother is a thyroid cancer survivor.
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