Doug Davis is Cancer Free

May 9, 2008 at 10:19 am 1 comment


PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Doug Davis said he has been pronounced cancer free after a sophisticated test showed no spread of the disease.

Davis said he got the news from surgeon Dr. Bob Evani, who removed the pitcher’s cancerous thyroid gland on April 10.

“The cancer did not spread and it will not spread from here on out,” Davis said Thursday.

He underwent a “nuclear CT scan,” which would detect any spread of the disease.

“I shook Dr. Evani’s hand, told him what a great job he did and what a great doctor he is and just was grateful,” Davis said. “I hugged my fiancee and we got out of there, because nobody likes to stay in the doctor’s office more than they have to.”

The cancer was discovered before the season began but Davis had two starts before undergoing the surgery. He allowed two runs in six innings in a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers two days before the surgery.

Davis is scheduled for two rehab starts for Triple-A Tucson, on Saturday and next Thursday. He is to have another CT scan in six months.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

online advertising

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

Iannetta > Torrealba First Place Rays

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  May 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

    This is great news for him and his family. I hope he has a full recovery and continues his major league career.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Recent Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 11 other followers

Twitter Updates

Facebook Page


%d bloggers like this: