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Thursday, July 07, 2005

nhl- Burn with more Cancer

via TSN, Pat Burns is battling cancer -- again.
The New Jersey Devils' head coach was declared cancer free by doctors in April -- after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer last year -- but sources tell TSN a routine blood test in May showed Burns now has a different form of cancer.
Burns, who had been living in Florida, returned to New Jersey last week and underwent surgery in a hospital there for the removal of the cancer. A source close to Burns said the former cop turned NHL coach will now spend some time at his home in New Hampshire and get a new round of chemotherapy treatment in Boston over the course of the summer.
"Pat wants everyone in hockey to know he's still alive and well and while this is a setback, he's strong, he's fit and he's going to fight this and win," a source close to Burns told TSN. "His spirits are good and he's confident. Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils have been fantastic through all of this. Lou has been right there with Pat every step of the way."