Jerry Remy diagnosed with cancer once again

BOSTON — Jerry Remy is back in treatment for cancer, according to NESN.

NESN issued the following statement:

"Jerry Remy has been diagnosed once again with cancer.  At this time, Jerry’s focus is on his medical treatment. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NESN and the Red Sox are with Jerry and his family during this difficult time."

“Everything is going very well,” Remy told NESN’s Steve Lyons and Dave O’Brien during a spring training game earlier this year after he completed his latest round of treatments.

His battle with lung cancer dates back to 2008. A portion of his lung was removed in the most recent procedure.

Remy said doctors were hopeful the surgery would remove his cancer, but he was given word that it had spread after the surgery. He said he was forced to go through 27 treatments of radiation through the off-season and into January.

Remy tweeted Wednesday morning to thank everyone.

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