James Conner says doctors gave him dire prognosis without cancer treatment

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Steelers running back James Conner learned of his cancer diagnosis in 2015. He recently revealed that his stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caught in the nick of time.

Doctors found tumors in his neck and chest, and then the news got worse.

“My heart, I got tumors growing all around it,” Conner said during a podcast hosted by Michael Seander, via SI.com.

Conner said he didn’t have long to live without treatment.

“He said you got about a week — if you didn’t get this treated, you had about a week — at the rate it was growing,” Conner told Seander.

Conner underwent six months of chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free in May 2016. He returned to the field that season and then the Steelers drafted him in the third round in 2017.

Conner, 24, gained 1,470 yards from scrimmage and scored 13 touchdowns last season.

7 responses to “James Conner says doctors gave him dire prognosis without cancer treatment

  1. So what are you accusing the Doctors of? It’s like your accusing them of not wanting to treat him without insurance without actually saying that is what happened? This article basically reads as an accusation, and then goes into Connors story which we’re all familiar with.

  2. hawkkiller says:
    July 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    So what are you accusing the Doctors of? It’s like your accusing them of not wanting to treat him without insurance without actually saying that is what happened? This article basically reads as an accusation, and then goes into Connors story which we’re all familiar with.

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    How did you infer any of this from the article? I read the same thing you did and came away not at all with it being an indictment on doctors or medical insurance.

  3. Wow. Just wow. It’s amazing how fragile this life is – I would imagine an experience like that can put the world in perspective for a young man in a way few things can. Good for him, and thanks to God for his healing hands.

  4. Not a Steeler fan but i am a fan of this kid on what he has overcome and i hope he has a good career as a player and a healthy life.

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