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Curt Schilling -- I Have Mouth Cancer ... Blames Chewing Tobacco

by Wochit 1:04 mins

Curt Schilling -- I Have Mouth Cancer ... Blames Chewing Tobacco

by Wochit 1:04 mins

Former MLB pitching great Curt Schilling says he was diagnosed with mouth cancer back in February ... and believes it was caused from his 30-year habit of chewing tobacco. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher says he stayed quiet about the diagnosis for months for two reasons -- he didn't want people to pity him and he didn't want to get into the chewing tobacco debate. Still Shilling says, "I'll go to my grave believing that [chewing tobacco] was why I got what I got ... absolutely, no question in my mind about that." The 47-year-old Schilling says he learned about the cancer only after seeing a doctor about a dog bite wound on his finger -- and felt a lump in his neck. He got it checked out -- and it turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma ... aka mouth cancer. Schilling says he went through several weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments -- and says the whole thing hurt like hell.

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