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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, in an interview on WEEI Wednesday, revealed that mouth cancer is the kind of cancer he has been fighting.
Schilling hadn't publicly revealed the type of cancer after being diagnosed in February. He was interviewed on the Dennis & Callahan show as part of the the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon and said he had been receiving treatment for squamous cell carcinoma but is now in remission.
The former pitcher blamed his use of chewing tobacco for the cancer and warned against its use.
“I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got,” he said. “Absolutely. No question in my mind about that...I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer."
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