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PicktoCLick72
09-01-2006, 05:27 PM
His family just released a statement saying he has lymphoma. Horrible break for him. Hopefully he an get better quickly. I remember he looked good when he pitched against us earlier this year.

MarySwiss
09-01-2006, 05:50 PM
His family just released a statement saying he has lymphoma. Horrible break for him. Hopefully he an get better quickly. I remember he looked good when he pitched against us earlier this year.

Terrible news. I hope he has a complete recovery.

MadetoOrta
09-01-2006, 06:10 PM
Horrible news. Golfer Paul Azinger had it and fully recovered. Hope and pray for the best.

DaleJRFan
09-01-2006, 09:42 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060901&content_id=1640223&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

This is awful. I worked with a guy who had this same type of lymphoma and was able to work while going to treatment. He made a full recovery. They have localized chemo so it doesn't rough up the person's entire body. Problem was, he did lose a lot of weight.

Best wishes Jon. Even though you wear the wrong color socks, we're all behind you.

jabrch
09-01-2006, 11:04 PM
With any sort of luck, Jon should be ok. This is a totally beatable lymphoma, even moreso for a guy of his age. There's no reason to believe he won't be able to pitch next season, provided things go well.

Good luck Jon - I'm cheering for you.

Tragg
09-01-2006, 11:07 PM
It sure seems like a lot of people, including young (at least non-elderly) people, are getting lymphoma these days. Scary. I hope the best for him.

jabrch
09-01-2006, 11:10 PM
It sure seems like a lot of people, including young (at least non-elderly) people, are getting lymphoma these days. Scary. I hope the best for him.

There are so many different lymphomas out there. Some of what is diagnosed as lymphoma today would have gone undiagnosed just 10 years ago. The good news is that most of them can be treated with almost no adverse impact to the patient's normal life.

SoxandtheCityTee
09-02-2006, 08:14 AM
Former Sox pitcher Scott Radinsky made a full recovery from Hodgkins' lymphoma, another form that frequently affects young people. After missing a season he even pitched again, though not for long with the Sox. Good thoughts and best hopes for the Lester family.

Fenway
09-07-2006, 10:39 AM
Lester met with the Boston press yesterday

I think it safe to say all baseball fans are rooting for Jon right now

Lester keeps the faith: Rookie poised beyond years
(http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=156305)By Tony Massarotti
Now more than ever, we can truly identify what the Red Sox saw in him. “I’m 22 years old and I thought I was in the best shape of my life,” Jon...

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Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester, 22, said yesterday he will begin chemotherapy tomorrow for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and expects treatment to last four to five months. He voiced resolve and called a return to baseball secondary. (Jim Davis/ Globe Staff) http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_sm_icon.gif [URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/07/lester_is_prepared_to_fight"]Story (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/07/lester_is_prepared_to_fight)

Fenway
12-04-2006, 10:46 AM
Reading this just wants you to root even harder for him.

We all praying for you Jon

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/local_story_337064528?page=0


"The (New York) Yankees sent flowers that first week. They were the only organization (other than the Red Sox) to do so," John Lester said. "That was great. I don't know who it was in the organization, but somebody sent him a large (bouquet), saying that they were rooting for him. That's kind of cool. People tell me it could even have been (New York owner George) Steinbrenner." :smile: