Red Sox TV Announcer Jerry Remy Has Second Bout With Lung Cancer [VIDEO]
Red Sox TV announcer and New England institution Jerry Remy recently experienced a relapse of lung cancer, and this time he wants to get the word out to his legions of fans that he’s OK, and planning to be around for a long time.
If you remember, Jerry took a leave of absence back in 2008 to deal with his first bout with lung cancer. The leave was extended as he battled depression during his recovery.During this past off season doctors discovered a new spot on his lung during a cat scan, a biopsy was taken and it came back positive. Jerry went through chemotherapy treatments last month and experienced no side effects. He has been given a clean bill of health!
He will have cat scans every three months in the future. Jerry Remy stresses the importance of early cancer detection. “See your doctor and get a cat scan”, he says.
This will be Remy’s 26th season calling games for the New England Sports Network (NESN), and he has recently signed a long term contract to keep him on the air for the foreseeable future.