Pelé returns to the hospital to continue cancer treatment

Sao Paulo, Apr 19 (EFE).- Brazilian soccer great Pelé has been hospitalized again as part of his treatment for a colon cancer, his medical team said Tuesday.

Pelé (full name Edson Arantes do Nascimento) was admitted on Monday night to the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, where he continues treatment for the tumor that was detected in September 2021.

The 81-year-old’s clinical condition is “good and stable, and he should be discharged from hospital in the next few days,” the hospital said in a brief statement.

After the discovery of the cancer, Pelé began treatment and has been in and out of hospital since. In addition, he has in recent years had problems with his spine, hip, kidneys and knee. EFE


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