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Tito Vilanova suffers cancer relapse

December 19, 2012
By ESPN.com news services


BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will undergo surgery Thursday for a recurrence of parotid gland cancer.

The club said the operation will take place Thursday and Vilanova likely will spend four days in a hospital followed by six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.

"Tito is strong and we are convinced that he will be back soon," Barcelona team President Sandro Rosell said. "We have absolute confidence in the team and our staff and that they are ...

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