FOOTBALL NEWS - Brazil legend Pele battles cancer

2022-12-04 11:34

FOOTBALL NEWS - Brazil legend Pele battles cancer

Brazilian football legend Pele is receiving palliative care after chemotherapy stopped as he battled colon cancer and it didn't have the desired effect.


Pele, 82 , widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday to have his cancer treatment re-evaluated and was later diagnosed with a respiratory infection, according to medical reports .


His manager and St. Paul's Albert Einstein Hospital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


A medical report released Friday said Bailey had responded adequately to antibiotic treatment and was in a stable condition with " general improvement in health . "


receiving palliative care


He had a colon tumor removed in September 2021 and is regularly hospitalized.


Bailey's chemotherapy has been suspended while he is receiving palliative care and is being treated only for symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.



Bailey receives a lot of care and support


In an Instagram post on Thursday , Bailey said he was making " a monthly visit " at the hospital and thanked his supporters for the positive messages they had received.


The former Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos forward posted a picture of his face projected on a building in World Cup host Qatar , alongside a message that read " Get well soon " .


Brazilian fans displayed signs with the same message at the Lusail Stadium on Friday ahead of the national team's 1-0 win over Cameroon.