Jim Kelly's chemotherapy treatment postponed

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's regimen of treatment today to battle a re-occurrence of cancer has been postponed until next week Monday, according to the family.

Kelly was supposed to start treatment this Monday, according to Peter King from Sports Illustrated.

In his Monday Morning Quarterback blog, King reports that Kelly will undergo chemotherapy on Monday and Tuesday and have radiation treatment on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The regimen is designed to stop the cancer from spreading. According to King, the cancer is currently close to Kelly's carotid artery.

King's blog goes on to point out that Kelly's cancer is complex. There are countless microscopic tumors in Kelly's head that needs to be addressed through chemotherapy and radiation.

On Monday, CBS This Morning aired a report on Kelly's cancer and included a video message from the hall of fame quarterback:

"I'm very humbled that so many people took the time out to not only send me well wishes but more importantly, the prayers. That's what's gonna get me through this. I have so many great people to thank but I would be here all day. On behalf of my family, thank you so very much and don't stop those prayers."

On Saturday, King interviewed Kelly's daughter, Erin Marie. You can see the video below:

Erin Marie answers Peter King's Final Question from Jill Kelly on Vimeo.


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