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Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, in New York. Kelly established a charitable foundation in honor of a son who died of a rare neurological disorder. Now it's the Hall of Fame quarterback who needs assistance during what's been a yearlong battle with jaw and sinus cancer. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer
Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Dr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital that the treatments have “completely eliminated” any pain Kelly was experiencing. He says Kelly’s level of function has “essentially returned to normal.”

The statement was issued Wednesday, a day after Kelly visited the hospital for a follow-up examination.

Costantino says a series of tests over the next week will determine if further treatments are necessary.

Kelly had surgery in June 2013 to remove cancerous cells in his upper jaw. The cancer then spread to his sinus.

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