Lucchino on Roberts' lymphoma

May, 3, 2010
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Dave Roberts, whose stolen base in the 2004 ALCS will forever occupy a special place in Red Sox lore, revealed publicly Monday that he is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. (Click here for more.) Sox officials were aware of Roberts' condition even before the announcement.

"He called me right after he was diagnosed,'' said Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, a survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "They thought he might have what I did.

"He has a much more treatable version of Hodgkin's, with a very high [survival] rate, over 90 percent. They caught it in an early enough stage.

"It's not fun, but it's a manageable treatment.''

Lucchino underwent months of chemotherapy and ultimately an experimental bone-marrow transplant in his fight against the disease.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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