Really unfortunate news to report. Padres great Tony Gwynn has cancer.
It was found in his salivary gland and Gwynn thinks it is probably linked to his use of chewing tobacco during his playing days.
The good news is that Gwynn's doctors seem to think the cancer was localized and small in size. They took out three lymph nodes and feel they've caught the cancer early. They also said there was not much of it there.
The area of Gwynn's cancer is responsible for regulating the flow of saliva into his mouth and considered slow moving but aggressive. Gwynn will undergo 7-8 weeks of radiation and chemo.
We certainly hope that the doctors got it all and that Tony Gwynn has an easy and complete recovery.