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Old 04-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Location: South FL
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It was 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on the West Coast. The phone rang and it was longtime publicist Bill Caplan calling from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Seconds later, Caplan handed the phone over to former junior lightweight world champion Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez, who for the past six months has been battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.

To say Hernandez had good news would be an understatement of gargantuan proportions.

"I have no more tumor in my sinus area," said Hernandez, who spoke in whispered tones because the radiation treatments damaged his vocal chords. "The doctor today told me that the cancer seems to have been defeated. I got the final result 15 minutes ago. The only thing they're worried about is that I am still weighing only about 120 pounds and I that I have to continue the chemotherapy treatments."

Insider Notebook: Genaro Defeats Cancer, Margarito Appeal - Boxing News
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:43 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Well,, let's hope for a full recovery. Seems like news is promising.
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