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Pele released from hospital, undergoing chemo: doctors

Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele — seen here in 2019 — has left hospital but will continue to undergo chemotherapy after having a tumor removed from his colon.

SAO PAULO: Brazilian football legend Pele was released from a month-long hospital stay Thursday after having surgery for a colon tumor, but will continue undergoing chemotherapy, his medical team said.

Pele, 80, had been receiving treatment at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo since August 31, after a suspected tumor was detected during routine tests.

Pele, who underwent surgery on September 4, is in “stable” condition, doctors said.

The hospital gave no further details on Pele’s chemotherapy, which is typically used in cancer patients.

“I am so happy to be back at home,” Pele said in a statement on…

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