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BYU coach Dave Rose undergoes surgery to remove 'cancerous spots'

BYU men's basketball coach Dave Rose underwent surgery on Monday to remove "cancerous spots" found in a recent routine cancer screening, the school announced.

"The surgery went well," said Dr. Courtney Scaife, who performed the procedure at Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. "I expect him to make a full recovery."

Rose was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2009. But the Houston native made a full recovery -- after his spleen was removed in an emergency surgery -- and had a clean bill of health until this screening showed "cancerous spots." Rose is expected to be ready for the start of practice next month, according to school officials.

BYU won four Mountain West titles under Rose.

He's made six NCAA tournaments in eight years as coach.


Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and college basketball insider for the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts an award-winning radio show in Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
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