Pele hospitalized again for Colon Cancer Treatment.

Written by on April 20, 2022

Brazilian football great Pele has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Monday as part of his treatment for colon cancer, the medical center that treats him said.

The Albert Einstein Hospital said Tuesday in a statement that the clinical condition of Edson Arantes do Nascimento is good and stable, and he should be discharged from hospital in the next few days.

Known in Brazil as “O Rei,” or “The King,” the 81-year-old must go to the hospital at least once a month to undergo check-ups and continue chemotherapy against the colon tumor that was detected last September, according to his family.

In 2014, the legendary “10” was hospitalized in intensive care due to a urinary tract infection that forced him to undergo dialysis on his left kidney, after the right one was removed in the 1970s due to an injury when he was still a player.

He also had hip problems that limited his mobility and forced him to use a wheelchair.

Seun Fakorede

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