Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 12/12/06 at 05:21 AM ET
CBS4 has learned for the second time in recent months, another young athlete is in a major medical fight. The Boston Bruins' first-round pick Phil Kessel has testicular cancer. Sources say Kessel is currently at Mass. General Hospital and was due to undergo surgery. Kessel is said to be in good spirits. He was the Bruins' number one pick and fifth overall in the NHL. Testicular cancer usually occurs in young men and can be treated and often cured, according to the American Cancer Society.Continued... (And thanks to David at The Ice Block.com for the heads-up) *Earlier statement from the Bruins and the Kessel family was noted here.
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