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Battling cancer, Chiefs safety Eric Berry ‘doing really good,’ brother says

It appears Eric Berry’s treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well. Berry’s younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told the media Tuesday in Knoxville that his older brother, a safety for the Chiefs, was doing well as he undergoes treatment.
It appears Eric Berry’s treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well. Berry’s younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told the media Tuesday in Knoxville that his older brother, a safety for the Chiefs, was doing well as he undergoes treatment. The Kansas City Star

It appears Eric Berry’s treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well.

Berry’s younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told the media Tuesday in Knoxville that his older brother, a safety for the Chiefs, was doing well as he undergoes treatment.

“He’s doing really good,” Evan Berry told reporters. “I think he has three more treatments left. To be honest, I don’t really see it affecting him. He’s a very strong person, and he’s continued to keep strong.”

Evan Berry said he was originally worried about his other brother after he received the diagnosis late last season, but Eric remained confident he would beat it.

“It was scary,” Berry said. “But he wasn’t worried, so I wasn’t worried.”

Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for about 10 percent of lymphoma cases and is considered to be highly curable. Team chairman Clark Hunt and general manager John Dorsey visited Berry in Atlanta in January and receive regular updates on his status.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @TerezPaylor.

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