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Roy Williams' tumor noncancerous

Updated: October 4, 2012, 10:32 PM ET
By Robbi Pickeral | ESPN.com

The tumor on North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams' left kidney is noncancerous, the school announced Thursday night. The results of a Wednesday biopsy showed the tumor is an oncocytoma, which is often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on X-rays. It is the same kind of noncancerous tumor the Hall of Fame coach had removed from his right kidney during a 3½-hour operation Sept. 19. Unlike cancerous tumors, oncocytomas do not spread.

Williams will not require surgery on ...

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