Curt Schilling Reveals Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

August 20, 2014 1:36 PM
Curt Schilling Reveals Mouth Cancer Diagnosis
" BOSTON (CBS) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced during a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund on Wednesday morning that the cancer he battled earlier this year was oral cancer, something he believes was brought on by chewing tobacco.

“I thought it was time to tell a little bit of the story,” Schilling told WBZ-TV on Wednesday. “I know some people were curious, so it seemed like the perfect venue to do it.”

Back in February, Schilling announced that he had cancer, though he did not specify which type of cancer. In May, Schilling took the field at Fenway Park as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the 2004 championship team, and in June, he announced that his cancer was in remission.

“I’m tired. I fatigue pretty easy right now, so I’m still trying to get my energy and strength back,” Schilling said Wednesday "

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