World Series-winning pitcher Curt Schilling revealed that he had been treated for mouth cancer. The former Red Sox announcd in February he had cancer, but he did not disclose the type at the time. On Wednesday, he revealed on WEEI’s Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon that he had specifically been treated for mouth cancer. He said there were two main reasons why he did not disclose his diagnosis. “No. 1, I didn’t want to get into the chewing tobacco debate, which I knew was going to come about, which to me I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got,” he said. “And the second thing was I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me, I didn’t want the pity.” Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer in June at the age of 54. He also believed it was a result of using chewing tobacco. Schilling announced in June he was in remission. “The pain that I was in going through this treatment, the second or third day, it was the first thing I had in my life that I wished I could go back and never have dipped. Not once,” he said.
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