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Digger Phelps is cancer-free

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11:04 AM ET 07.04 | ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball coach Digger Phelps has learned the good news that he is cancer-free, just two months after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. Phelps received the positive news after completing a six-week treatment program and just one day before his 72nd birthday. Phelps will return to television this season, but he will still be undergoing "maintenance treatments" every three months for the next two years.

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Digger Phelps, Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Digger Phelps, Mitchell Layton/Getty Images
July 4, 2013  07:32 PM ET

From sniffing all those color markers while on commercial break.. but hope he recovers nicely

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July 5, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Both of you are a holes ... cancer is nothing to joke about.

July 5, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Both of you are a holes ... cancer is nothing to joke about.

We think BC is the reincarnation of Mike Mack (or Mick Mack, or Muck Muck, or whatever)

July 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

We think BC is the reincarnation of Mike Mack (or Mick Mack, or Muck Muck, or whatever)

Yeah her posts follow that pattern.

BTW lost my best friend Aggie to cancer in Feb after a 4 year battle ... jokes just seem inappropriate.

July 5, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Yeah her posts follow that pattern.BTW lost my best friend Aggie to cancer in Feb after a 4 year battle ... jokes just seem inappropriate.

I hear you...my oldest daughter went thru a bout of Breast Cancer (doing well so far...been 4+ years) and numerous friends as well..

July 5, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Both of you are a holes ... cancer is nothing to joke about.

This X 1,000

Lost my sister to breast cancer when she was only 40...after a long, 4 year battle. Left behind three boys under the age of 12.

I wouldn't wish that journey on my worst enemy & def not a subject worth joking about.

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July 5, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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This X 1,000Lost my sister to breast cancer when she was only 40...after a long, 4 year battle. Left behind three boys under the age of 12. I wouldn't wish that journey on my worst enemy & def not a subject worth joking about.

Still I shouldn't have made the a holes comment. Apologies to Wild Fan.

July 5, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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Still I shouldn't have made the a holes comment. Apologies to Wild Fan.

Def got one **** right. Understand the apology to Wild....glad you stopped there

July 5, 2013  12:19 PM ET

Wow, you can say a hole, but the hyphenation gets you censored.....

 
July 5, 2013  12:21 PM ET
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Wow, you can say a hole, but the hyphenation gets you censored.....

"grab the leaf from my hand, grasshopper, and you will achieve enlightenment"

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