Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gary Carter's Brain Tumors are Malignant, but treatable


Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, a former Mets star, likely has a malignant tumor on his brain, the Duke Medical Center announced in a statement tonight.

Carter, 57, announced last Saturday that an MRI exam had revealed four small tumors on his brain. The biopsies were performed on a single tumor.

The pathology report will take several days, at which time treatment options will be discussed with Carter.

“In the meantime, Mr. Carter is in excellent spirits and good physical condition,” read the statement from physicians Allan H. Friedman and Henry S. Friedman, the co-deputy directors of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. “He is resting comfortably, surrounded by his family. We hope that his friends and fans continue to pray for Mr. Carter and his family during this time.”

According to the website, doctors have said that even if malignant, the tumor could be treatable.
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