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Jim Kelly might need more surgery

There is a spot his doctors are concerned about but it's a risky procedure.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has beaten cancer twice. Biopsies confirmed as much just over a week ago. But that doesn't mean doctors aren't being cautious about a possible problem spot, the Hall of Famer told Sal Maiorana of the Democrat and Chronicle.

"They may want to do another radiation treatment in an area where it's kind of iffy," Kelly said of the surgical procedure that uses intensely focused radiation to destroy a very small piece of tissue. "I know there's people who have had it before, but the area that they're looking to do it, it's real close to the brain. There are risks involved and again, I have to meet with another doctor, so we'll see what happens."

Kelly has until October to make up his mind about the procedure.

"With those risks, I'm not sure I'm willing to take those,"  he said.

Please take some time to read the D&C's entire profile of Kelly from his days in East Brady, Pennsylvania through his fight with cancer today. The special section, named "Kelly Tough," can be found here.