Philadelphia Flyers Play Diagnosed with Rare Cancer Ending his Career
A Philadelphia Flyers player was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that will end his hockey career indefinitely. 23 year year old Oskar Lindblom, a forward on the team, has found out that he has Ewing’s sarcoma. According to People Magazine, Ewing's sarcoma is a type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones.
According to Mayo Clinic there is only one thousand cases of Ewing's sarcoma a year in the United States. Some of the symptoms that patients experiences are swelling, intense pain around the site of the tumor, weight loss, fatigue and sometimes even paralysis. Physicians say that even after treatment, the chances of the cancer returning are higher than normal.
Unfortunately Lindblom will have to undergo intense chemo and radiation to treat his cancer. Not to mention he will have to be closely monitored for the rest of his life afterwards. As a result it will be impossible for him to continue playing.
Lindblom was with his teammates when he found out the news and apparently he is in good spirits.. “It was awesome to see Oskar this morning,” his Flyers teammate, Carter Hart, said after the visit. “It was good to see him and the positive attitude that he had. It kind of uplifted our group.”