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Reds coach Mark Berry has cancer

Updated: March 24, 2013, 10:20 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Mark Berry's conversation with his sister Michelle may have saved his life.

The Cincinnati Reds third base coach has been diagnosed with cancer on his tonsils and neck lymph nodes. The 50-year-old traveled to Cincinnati on Wednesday to have a biopsy of his lymph nodes, which was positive.

"I first noticed in early December. My tonsils swelled up," Berry said. "I hurt like a cold or a flu and I thought it was just that."

After two weeks Berry didn't get sick ...

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