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Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2011 7:58 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Jeremy Maclin's absence -- and his "mysterious illness" -- has hovered above Eagles camp. Good news was expected on Tuesday, but it wasn't until Wednesday evening when the wide receiver revealed that he's dealt with a "cancer scare" for the past few weeks.

The scare began on May 11 when a scan -- designed to follow up on heavy weight loss among other symptoms -- found "enlarged and hot" lymph nodes. Now, the receiver is cleared, based on what he told Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com Wednesday.

"That's first and foremost, I want everyone to know I'm fine, I'm healthy," Maclin said. "I was tested for everything, and every single test came back negative. I don't have mono, I don't have AIDS, leukemia — all the things people were guessing on, there was nothing. I was being tested for lymphoma and thank God everything has come back negative."

Maclin also noted the precise reason why he kept any news about his health out of the public -- he wanted privacy as he dealt with the possibility of a very serious disease and the battery of tests that accompanied such a fear. He also noted how the Eagles treated him less like an employee during the process, and more like a son.

"I wanted to keep it private until I knew for sure what was going on, and the Eagles were amazing," Maclin said. "They were one of the only ones who knew. My relationship with them is more than professional. They were like family during this."

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Wednesday, doctors called him and informed him that the tests had cleared him of any illness -- Maclin told Glazer that the scare was "all caused by an inflammatory virus."

The Eagles are expected to release a statement on Wednesday evening and Maclin is expected to return to practice soon, though he said he has to wait a bit longer until he's "healed from the procedure last week."

He'll likely have some catching-up to do, based on the fact that he spent his offseason being tested for life-threatening diseases and undergoing constant medical exams.

But that's okay, because the wide receiver has -- understandably -- a new lease on life.

"Man, I don't wish this on anybody. I look back at my whole life, I've already gone through so much," Maclin said. "I already appreciate where I am and appreciate the game of football. I can't wait to get back out there and just resume my normal life."

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Comments

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

why is the word, 'scare' in quotes?   and why does the author use the word 'scare' three or four times?  someone must have used the word somewhere, sometime during Maclin's time off--who?

i don't recall reading Maclin or anyone else involved ever using the word. 



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

It is great to see the organization was able to remain silent about J.M. issue. You don't wish this on anyone.  



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Great news for Maclin, as a cancer survivor I know first hand what it does to you mentally not knowing when the other shoe might fall.  It was nice to see that the Eagles co-operated with Maclin and help keep a lid on all the potential senerios that there floating around out there.

Now, hopefully Maclin can get into football shape and the eagles can hit the ground running this season.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Glad to hear he's OK!  As a cancer survivor it can be very scary 'not knowing' what;s wrong.

Also, tip of my hat to all you non-Eagles fans for realizing health is more important that the rivalry.  Very classy!

Go Eagles!!!



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

and same to many of the others who did the same...just happened to read the Gintsboii first. You are all great people



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

@gintsboli: Thank you for being a class act of a Giants fan. Nice to see you wishing him good health, despite a deep seeded rivalry that provokes some pretty harsh trash talk. So from the Philly Phaithful...you are appreciated sir. See you in the regular season! Go Birds!




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

I went through a similar situation, and some what still am but it's great to hear that such devastating news to Jeremy Maclin was avoided. Get well soon Maclin, I want the Eagles receiving core at full strength when the Giants finish what they started the game last year that shall not be named. Good luck buddy, Go Giants!



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Fantastic to see, and huge kudos to the Eagles for being able to keep this quiet in a society that believes it has the right to know everything about everyone.  Cancer is as brutal mentally as it is physically and it's nice to see someone NOT get the diagnosis.  Wishing Maclin the best of health for a long time!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Im glad he's healthy. Now eat sh*t Eagle.



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Hate the Eagles but don't wish cancer on anyone. Hoefully the Giants shut him down.


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