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Jim Kelly cancer: Kelly is 'praying for a miracle' heading into cancer treatment

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Jim Kelly is hoping to beat cancer but he knows it's going to be a tough battle. On April 6, USA Today reported that Kelly, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, will begin his treatment today in New York City. He will need radiation and chemotherapy to treat his "oral cancer." It is going to be a long road for Kelly and he hopes that he's going to be able to come out on top.

"My big battle starts Monday, when I start my radiation and chemo and I hope when it's all over they get everything, but right now we're praying for a miracle," Kelly said during a recent interview with MSG Network (via USA Today).

Jim Kelly's cancer sounds very aggressive and his treatment will be no different. He will have a very hard time keeping himself positive over the next few weeks but he has a great support system to keep him going. His wife and his daughter are both very close to him and will hopefully help pull him through the tough days.

Chemo and radiation both do different things to your body and can be very hard to deal with. Kelly is a strong guy and will do his best while his body goes through these changes. Like almost all cancer patients -- there are good days and there are bad days -- it all comes and goes.

Jim Kelly's cancer will be closely monitored and his fans wish him nothing but the best.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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