Chris Mortensen Releases Statement on Recovery from Throat Cancer

August 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer in January, but he recently received positive news regarding the progression of his treatment and recovery. 
In a statement released through ESPN MediaZone on Wednesday, the 64-year-old confirmed his scans revealed hopeful developments: 
I received very encouraging news last week from my oncologist team of doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center that now enables me to completely focus on recovery rather than treatment. The Stage IV throat (oropharyngel) cancer that was diagnosed in early January and treated with intensive chemotherapy and radiation has been virtually reduced to zero detection of the disease through the latest scans and exams.
Mortensen added that he will continue to undergo scans and regularly scheduled exams "to monitor" his health. The veteran NFL reporter said he will begin to strengthen his body through rehab after his extended stay in the hospital resulted in "signifi...

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