Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

Doctors at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta have diagnosed Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry with Hodgkin lymphoma/

"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," says Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute. "The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now.”

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Berry issued a statement about his prognosis.

“My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks," Berry said. "I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the words of encouragement, the blessings and well wishes. I want to thank the Emory University School of Medicine, along with Dr. Flowers and his team, for all of their hard work and effort in diagnosing and creating a plan for me to battle this thing. I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has more than prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I’m praying for you and keep fighting!”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.