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Lowell learns golf ball-sized mass in leg was benign

Updated: July 21, 2003, 11:20 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Mike Lowell feared cancer had returned. He happily learned he was wrong.

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"I was very scared, and that's an understatement,'' the third baseman said Monday before returning to the Florida Marlins' lineup.

In 1999, Lowell had surgery for testicular cancer after a small mass was found during a routine physical examination.

He felt soreness in his groin the last three weeks, then took Friday's game off to see a doctor. Lowell left a hospital ...

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