BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is being treated for a cancer recurrence.
2 On Your Side has learned that he will leave on Monday for New York City for the best treatment available.
We are also told that Jim was complaining of severe pain when he was admitted to ECMC earlier this week.
ECMC released an official statement saying, "Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery. Unfortunately, it has been determined that his cancer has returned. Our team of head and neck cancer specialists is determining a course of treatment that will allow Mr. Kelly to battle this cancer successfully. Mr. Kelly has asked that you to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers."
In 2013, doctors found cancerous cells in Kelly's upper jaw after he underwent oral surgery for a toothache to remove a cyst. Last June, Kelly was diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma. A surgical procedure removed the cancer along with some teeth and part of Kelly's jaw, but said chemotherapy and radiation treatment were not necessary.
Stay with 2 On Your Side for more information as it becomes available.
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