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Carter's tumors are likely malignant

Posted on: May 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2011 8:46 pm
 
Gary Carter

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Some sad news to start your Friday night -- doctors at Duke University are "90 percent sure" the tumors in Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's head are malignant, according to the New York Daily News.

One of Carter's daughters wrote on a family website that they won't get the official diagnosis until next week, but it doesn't look good for Carter.

"It was very hard for all of us to hear, as we have been hoping and praying that the tumors would be benign," one of Carter's daughters wrote. "Lots of tears have been shed in the hospital room today, and we are all a bit scared of the unknown." 

Carter was diagnosed with four small brain tumors last week. He's scheduled to begin chemotherapy and radiation as soon as the final test results are known.

The Mets later released a statement from Allan H. Friedman and Henry S. Friedman, co-deputy directors of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University:  "Following a thorough examination and assessment of Gary Carter, biopsies were performed this morning from a tumor located in Mr. Carter's brain. The preliminary results are that his tumor appears to be malignant. Once the pathology report is available, which will take several days, we will discuss treatment options with Mr. Carter and his family.

In the meantime, Mr. Carter is in excellent spirits and good physical condition. He is resting comfortably, surrounded by his family. We hope that his friends and fans will continue to pray for Mr. Carter and his family during this time."

Doctors have told the family the tumors may be treatable, according to the website.

"[The doctor] wants us all to team up and help Dad through the battle ahead," his daughter wrote. "He said that this IS treatable and they will attack it with the same kind of vigor that Dad displayed on the baseball diamond!"

Carter, 57, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

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1ballfan
Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:46 am
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Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:13 am
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

Being from Canada I grew up watching Gary hit bombs for the expos at the Big O..I was shocked when I heard this and still can't beleive it..Gary's a fighter and I know somehow, someway he will beat this..My prays are with ya and your family..Get well buddy.



philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:04 am
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Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:50 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

"It was very hard for all of us to hear, as we have been hoping and praying that the tumors would be benign".  That sentence symbolizes what is wrong with the press in this country.  They were hoping the tumors were malignant so they could report a sad story.  Ever since this story came out, it's been a death watch.  It's tabloid journalism at its worst.  I wish nothing for the best for Gary Carter and I wish nothing but the best for Gary and his family.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

Some how I ended up loving the Expos of the early 80s. They were my favorite NL team despite the fact that they were never on TV. You are in my thoughts and prayers Gary.



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

I'm sad to hear this. Gary Carter and his family will be in my prayers.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

One of my favorite players ever. Loved him as a Met, but respected the hell out of him before that. All the best to him and his family. Stay strong in your faith and you can overcome anything. May God bless Gary and his family.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

I have a few family members with cancer.
Stay positive.
My neice has had brain cancer for nearly her whole life.
She is now 16.
I know Mr. Carter is in good hands at Duke.
My neice is a patient in Chicago, but the doctors are getting
her chemo regiment from Duke.
The Chicago team feels that Duke has the best treatment for the brain.
My son had bone cancer and a huge tumor removed from his rib.
That was almost 5 years ago and he graduated high school this Sunday.
As a Cubs fan, it will be very easy to root for Mr. Carter now.
Wishing for the best!



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

Hell of a ball player...as a Phillies fan I always respected and feared him. Great move by the Mets to get him....very important piece of their championship team. Best of luck....my prayers are with him and his family.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Carter's tumors are likely malignant

Gary Carter is a class act, no need to speak in the past tense.


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