Red Sox Manager John Farrell Has Stage 1 Lymphoma
Terrible news out of Boston today: Red Sox manager John Farrell is done for the season, as the team announced he has been diagnosed with stage 1 lymphoma and will begin chemotherapy treatment soon:
#RedSox Manager John Farrell announces he has stage 1 lymphoma. Torey Lovullo will step in as manager while he receives treatment.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 14, 2015
Farrell's disease was discovered when he went for hernia surgery. Not a great week for the man, medically speaking, but he was lucky to catch this when he did: Stage 1 is very early on, and Farrell himself called it "very treatable." Via cancer.org:
Either of the following means the disease is stage I:
The lymphoma is in only 1 lymph node area or lymphoid organ such as the thymus (I).
The cancer is found only in 1 area of a single organ outside of the lymph system (IE).
Reactions and support are pouring in:
Goes without saying prayers to John Farrell for his recovery...good man..strong man
— karl ravech (@karlravechespn) August 14, 2015
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 14, 2015
Wishing only the best for John Farrell, who announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and will miss rest of season.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 14, 2015
Wow. All best wishes to Red Sox manager John Farrell, who just announced he has lymphoma. Out for season.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 14, 2015
Our thoughts and wishes are with John Farrell. Here's to a full recovery pic.twitter.com/m2Oc7ueeQp
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 14, 2015
Even from rivals:
Wishing @RedSox manager John Farrell a full and speedy recovery.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 14, 2015
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 14, 2015
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