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Brazil: Pele says he feels ‘strong and hopeful’

Brazilian football legend Pelé, who has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Tuesday, said on Saturday he feels “strong and hopeful” as he continues treatment for colon cancer.

“I want to calm everyone down. I am strong, hopeful and continuing my treatment as always,” the 82-year-old icon wrote in an Instagram post illustrated by a medical report released on Saturday, which described the former striker’s condition as “stable.” “I strongly believe in God, and all the messages of love that you send me from all over the world give me a lot of energy. Just like watching Brazil at the World Cup. »

Will this communication be enough to reassure the Brazilians? The country held its breath after Brazilian media reported that King Pele was admitted to the palliative care unit of the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Saturday, where he was admitted earlier this week to treat a respiratory infection.

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The three-time world champion (1958, 1962 and 1970) will no longer respond to the chemotherapy he has been on since developing colon cancer in 2021. This means that he no longer undergoes heavy treatment, but only sedative measures to relieve pain. or shortness of breath. A common practice when a person is at the end of life.

Source: Le Parisien

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