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.