New York Mets legend Gary Carter learned on Tuesday that he has inoperable glioblastoma.
The condition was confirmed when biopsies taken of his brain revealed “conclusively” that the former star’s condition had taken a turn for the worst. As per the doctors at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, surgery was “not a good option” because of the location of the tumor. However, a plan of attack was devised by physicians centered around “an aggressive treatment plan” of chemotherapy and radiation.
The 57-year-old Carter will begin to receive treatment for the disease in Florida.
"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," the Carter family said in a statement.
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"We have boundless faith and hope knowing that the Lord will help see us through the challenging weeks and months ahead.
"Gary is getting the best care possible and is blessed with an incredible support network including family, friends and loyal fans. Gary was always a fierce competitor on the baseball field and that same tenacity will help him not only fight but win this battle, so please join Team Carter and continue to pray with our family."
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