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Jim Kelly reveals he has cancer

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback says disease has not spread. Terry McCormick

Print This June 03, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly announced Monday that he has cancer.

Kelly made a statement that was placed on the Bills' website regarding his diagnosis.

“This past couple of weeks has been difficult for me and because of the nature of social media I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health. I was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Surgery is scheduled for June 7th and doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good.

"With the excellent medical care that I will be receiving and the loving care of my wife Jill and my daughters Erin and Camryn and the support of my entire family and friends, I am extremely confident in my road to recovery. I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kelly’s always do, with toughness, perseverance and faith.

"I want to thank everyone who has offered their prayers and would appreciate any prayers said for me and my family moving forward. May God continue to bless you and our family.”

Our thoughts and prayers at NFP go out to Kelly and his family as well.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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