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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although “we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation.”

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

Carter and his family released a statement about his condition, saying, “While we are saddened by the news we received today, we take comfort in the overwhelming support and prayers that have been extended to our family during this difficult time.”

Last month, Carter, nicknamed “Kid,” revealed doctors had found four small tumors on his brain. Last week, doctors who performed biopsies on one tumor said it was malignant.

Carter was an 11-time All-Star during his major league career and helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series victory in 1986. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

[New York Daily News]

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