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Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

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Doctors have diagnosed Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry with Hodgkin lymphoma after thorough testing. The team first announced Berry's potential diagnosis two weeks ago, and further tests have confirmed it.

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

Berry has received a lot of support from his team and the NFL community. The Arizona Cardinals wore shirts in support of Berry before facing the Chiefs on Sunday. Chiefs teammate Justin Houston lifted his jersey after a sack to reveal Berry's number. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are selling t-shirts to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

"My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks," Berry said in a statement. "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!"

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