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Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press, Published January 19 2011

Killebrew issues statement about cancer treatment

MINNEAPOLIS — Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew says he has been "overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers" he has received while undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.

Killebrew issued a statement through the Minnesota Twins today. He says his chemotherapy is ongoing and doctors at the Mayo Clinic remain hopeful for a full recovery.

Killebrew hit 573 home runs and made 11 All-Star appearances during his 22-year career spent mostly with the Washington Senators and Twins. He announced his diagnosis in December and is receiving treatment in Arizona.

Killebrew says he and his wife Nita "still have a long road ahead of us and we ask for your continued prayers."


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