How basketball saved my life

Updated: April 28, 2014, 12:05 PM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | Special to ESPN.com

The following is from the book "Dr. Jack on Winning Basketball." In the prologue, Dr. Jack wrote about his long fight with cancer. This piece was originally published in 2011 and republished on the occasion of his death.

Cancer is the ugliest, scariest, most dreaded word in the English language. My credentials for saying so? Head-to-head, firsthand close encounters with different versions of the fiendish devil. And ...

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