Health

Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly's cancer returns

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned.

The Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo said Friday that cancer was found when the former Buffalo Bills star came in for follow-up testing after having oral surgery to remove cancerous cells last year.

The statement says the hospital's head and neck cancer specialists are determining a course of treatment. Kelly spent 11 seasons with the Bills before retiring following the 1996 season. He has since made Buffalo his home.

His son, Hunter, was born with Krabbe disease, an inherited nervous system disorder. Given little more than three years to live, Hunter died at the age of 8 in 2005. The hospital statement says Kelly asks that people keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

Related Headlines

  • Buffalo Bills mini-camp

    Jim Kelly makes surprise visit to Bills practice

    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly felt strong enough to huddle up and visit his former team Thursday, making a surprise appearance at the Buffalo Bills' practice. Kelly made ... 

  • Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies at 95

    During his 95 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson went from fan to "Foolish Club" member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, enjoying every step along the way. The NFL lost ... 

  • Ralph Wilson Jr.

    Bills staying put for now following Wilson's death

    Ralph Wilson fulfilled his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo during his lifetime. Though they won't be leaving any time soon following the 95-year-old Pro Football Hall of ... 

  • Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations

    Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year. Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the ... 

Find your future job here