Former Mets and Expos great Gary Carter learned on Tuesday that the biopsies taken of his brain showed that he has inoperable glioblastoma due to the location of the tumors. So with surgery ruled out as an option, doctors will instead go after the tumors with an aggressive treatment plan likely to begin on Monday according to one of Carter’s daughters.
“Doctor said they are going after these tumors aggressively … Dad is ready to battle,” she wrote. “He sounds like a completely different person. He is in fantastic spirits.”
Carter is now back home in Florida preparing for 6½ weeks of radiation and one year of chemotherapy. This whole thing is terribly sad and sounds awfully vicious, especially after reading the description of the cancer as “a snake of tumors that are connected across the back of the brain.”
The 57-year-old Hall of Famer recently completed his second season as baseball coach for Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Daughter: Gary Carter ‘ready to battle’ [ESPN NY]