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Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

Doctors confirm the news on Eric Berry, which they say is very treatable and potentially curable.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have sent out an update about the status of Eric Berry confirming a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma after going through tests in Atlanta the past week.

A statement from Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute reads:

"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches. The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

A statement from Berry reads:

"My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate all the words of encouragement, the blessings and well wishes.

I want to thank the Emory University School of Medicine, along with Dr. Flowers and his team, for all of their hard work and effort in diagnosing and creating a plan for me to battle this thing.

I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has more than prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I'm praying for you and keep fighting!"

Best of luck to Berry as he continues to fight this. The Chiefs are selling the "Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Berry" t-shirts here.

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