Monday, December 3, 2007
Doctors give 90 percent chance of curing Artest's daughter
SACRAMENTO -- The youngest daughter of Sacramento Kings
forward Ron Artest is undergoing treatment for kidney cancer, the
player told The Sacramento Bee.
Artest says doctors have told him they have a 90 percent chance
of curing his 4-year-old daughter, Diamond.
Doctors normally would remove the cancerous kidney. But Diamond
was born with just one kidney, so she will have to undergo
chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before doctors decide whether to
remove it surgically.
The girl lives with Artest's wife, Kimsha, in Indiana, and is
receiving treatment there. Doctors discovered the cancer after
Diamond complained of stomach pains.