Red Sox analyst announces cancer relapse

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Popular Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy announced Monday his lung cancer has returned.

A scheduled CT scan revealed a new spot on Remy’s lungs before Christmas. A biopsy confirmed the cancer hadn’t spread, and Remy, 64, underwent surgery last week to remove the spot.

According to ESPN staff writer Scott Lauber, Remy said in a conference call with reporters that he doesn’t plan to stop working and that the situation is “under control.”

Last month, Remy signed a multiyear contract extension to remain the primary color analyst on Red Sox telecasts. Scheduled to call 115 games this season, his 30th in the broadcast booth, Remy still expects to meet that number

“I’m actually looking forward to it,” Remy said. “The change of pace is going to be awfully nice, just to think about baseball and warm weather [rather] than what I’ve been thinking about the last three months.”

Remy who was first diagnosed in 2008, also suffered a relapse in 2013.

“I could have kept this under wraps, but I just felt this message would hopefully get people’s attention, and they’ll get to their doctor,” Remy said. “I can tell you, it saves lives. There’s no point in waiting.”

Remy awaits a follow-up scan scheduled for March 1. If the scan confirms the cancer is gone, Remy will be on track to call four spring training games for NESN in March.

Jess Dillon



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