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Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pelé”, 81 years old and for many the best footballer in history, was hospitalized in Sao Paulo to continue chemotherapy treatmentmedical sources reported this Wednesday.
The ex-Brazilian footballer joined the Albert Einstein Hospital of Sao Paulo the day before and underwent a series of examinations in order to verify the evolution of the tumor that was detected in the colon last September, as confirmed by the medical center.
“The patient is stable and the forecast is that he will be discharged in the next few days.“, Indicated the hospital in a bulletin released this Wednesday.
Pelé was hospitalized in that same center on August 31 for routine examinations that he had postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and in which he was This tumor was detected in the colon, on which he was operated on days later.
He was discharged after a month in hospital, but underwent chemotherapy treatment that it still continues and to which, according to his doctors, he has reacted “satisfactorily”.
Pelé’s health has deteriorated in recent years due to spine, hip, and knee problems that have reduced your mobility and they have forced him to undergo surgery, in addition to suffering from some kidney crises.
The former soccer player, however, has remained active on social networks and on October 23, when he turned 81, published a message in which he claimed to feel recovered and “increasingly younger”.
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