Cancer Scare for Arians During 2016 Season

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downloadOne of the revelations in Bruce Arians new book is a third battle with cancer.  The Cardinals head coach wrote in, The Quarterback Whisperer, that an ultrasound procedure for a hernia last December, revealed renal cell carcinoma on one of his kidneys. Arians underwent surgery in February and had a “small portion” of the kidney removed. 

The procedure was the third one involving cancer for the 64-year-old head coach. Arians was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007 and in 2013 had cancerous cells removed from his nose. 

“I now realize more than ever nothing is guaranteed in life,” Arians wrote. “Every day needs to enjoyed and celebrated to the fullest. Roses need to be smelled, sunsets savored, time with family cherished. Moving forward, I want to be a beacon of hope for others struggling with cancer. My fight is their fight. I’m not coaching for myself in 2017; I’m coaching for everyone who’s dealing with cancer. This is my charge.”