Jim Kelly undergoes successful surgery to treat cancer

June 7, 2013 4:23 PM

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Jim Kelly undergoes successful surgery to treat cancer

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had surgery on Friday morning as part of a treatment plan to deal with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper jaw, an ailment he announced Monday. Surgery went well, according to a statement provided by the Erie County Medical Center.

"At Mr. Kelly’s request, we thank everyone for their concern and well wishes for him and his family," reads the statement. "Today, Mr. Kelly underwent a partial maxillectomy to remove a squamous cell carcinoma of the upper gingival caused be chronic irritation at the gum site. He underwent reconstru...

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