Gary Carter to treat brain cancer with chemo | Inquirer Sports

Gary Carter to treat brain cancer with chemo

/ 04:33 PM June 01, 2011

DURHAM—Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter is to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, doctors said Tuesday.

Doctors at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University said the location of the tumor made it difficult to remove through surgery.

“Mr. Carter’s youth, strong physical condition and fighting spirit will be to his advantage as his treatment commences,” said Doctors Allan H. Friedman and Henry S. Friedman, the co-deputy directors of the center.


Carter, 57, just completed his second season as Palm Beach Atlantic University’s baseball coach. He announced on May 21 that an MRI had revealed four small tumors on his brain.


The 11-time all-star Carter was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
He played his last game with the Expos in 1992 and batted .262 with 324 homers and 1,225 RBIs in 19 seasons.

He helped the New York Mets win the World Series in 1986.

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