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Bills legend Jim Kelly will not be having cancer surgery as originally scheduled for Thursday; instead he will start chemotherapy and radiation.

His wife, Jill, announced on social media that doctors in Manhattan say the cancer is in areas that surgery “cannot successfully eradicate.”

Officials from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City say in a statement that his cancer condition “remains very treatable and potentially curable.”

Jill Kelly announced this week that Jim’s oral cancer had aggressively spread.

(photo of Kelly hugging his father in the hospital via Jill Kelly on Facebook)

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