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Giants GM Dave Gettleman Diagnosed With Lymphoma

June 05, 2018 - 12:56 pm
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By WFAN.com

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman revealed Tuesday that he is battling cancer.

In a statement, Gettleman said he was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and has spent the past week undergoing further testing to determine a treatment plan, "which is scheduled to start in the very near future."

"The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I," Gettleman said.

Gettleman, 67, said he would work as much as he can while undergoing treatment and stay in touch with coach Pat Shurmur, assistant general manager Kevin Abrams and others when he's not in the office.

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“I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this," he said. "I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.”

The Giants hired Gettleman as general manager in December. He had spent 2013-16 as the Carolina Panthers' GM.

Before going to Carolina, Gettleman was a longtime executive with the Giants, including during their Super Bowl-winning seasons in 2007 and 2011.