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Doctors Say Football Legend Pele ‘Continues Treatment and Remains Stable'

Brazilian football icon Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital for chemotherapy evaluation.

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Former Brazilian football star, Pele is stable and his condition has not worsened in the past 24 hours after he was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo for a chemotherapy evaluation for colon cancer, his doctors have reported.

The three-time world champion, who is currently 82 years old, is in a 'stable condition' and is continuing treatment, said doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital, reports Xinhua news agency.

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"He has had a good response to a urinary infection, without his condition worsening in the past 24 hours," the doctors said.

Pele was admitted last Tuesday for a chemotherapy evaluation.

Considered one of the greatest players of the 20th century by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Brazil's all-time leading goal-scorer underwent cancer treatment after a tumor in his colon was discovered in September 2021 and removed.

Last February, the former soccer player began chemotherapy to treat the disease.

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I’m Strong With a Lot of Hope: Pele on Instagram

The legend, affectionately called 'O Rei' (the King) by his fans, posted a message on Instagram, thanking the football fraternity for their prayers and wishes.

"My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and positive. I’m strong, with a lot of hope and I follow my treatment as usual. I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I have received. I have a lot of faith in God and every message of love I receive from you all over the world keeps me full of energy. And watch Brazil in the World Cup too," he wrote.

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