Football legend diagnosed with oral cancer

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with cancer of the upper mandible.

Kelly was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, according to a story on ESPN, and will undergo surgery June 7 to have part of the mandible removed.

"I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body," Kelly said in a statement posted on the Buffalo Bills website. "Doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good."

Earlier this year, Kelly revealed that he had surgery to remove a cyst from his periodontal tissue and nasal cavity. As part of the operation, doctors had to extract his front teeth, Kelly said.

Kelly spent 11 seasons with the Bills before retiring in 1996.

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