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Raiders' Foster Moreau diagnosed with cancer, vows to fight back and return stronger

Sad news hit the NFL recently as Las Vegas Raiders free agent tight end, Foster Moreau, announced on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Moreau's announcement was made through his social media accounts, where he shared his medical condition with his followers.

The 25-year-old player found out about his diagnosis during a routine physical with the New Orleans Saints' medical staff. Moreau mentioned in his post that he was "grateful for the support and thankful for [the] people who have stood firm with me" and "will continue to seek their guidance."

Moreau was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft after an impressive college career at Louisiana State University (LSU). He quickly rose to be a key player in the Raiders' passing attack, setting career highs in receptions and receiving yards in the 2022 season.

In his career, Moreau has caught 91 passes for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns in 61 regular-season games, with 34 starts.

The survival rate after five years is very high

Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body's immune system. It is most common in early adulthood, and the average age of those diagnosed is 39. The five-year survival rate for all diagnosed patients is currently about 89%, according to the American Cancer Society.

Despite his diagnosis, Moreau remains optimistic and positive, vowing to "go kick this thing's ass and get back to doing what I love!" Moreau's fighting spirit and determination to overcome this challenge is an inspiration to his fans, teammates, and the entire NFL community.

It is heartwarming to see how Moreau's free agency period, which is a stressful time for most players, has given him a chance to prioritize his health and get the necessary medical attention.

Moreau's diagnosis serves as a reminder of the importance of routine check-ups and physicals, as early detection can make a huge difference in the treatment and outcome of various medical conditions.

The NFL community has rallied around Moreau, showing their support and offering their well-wishes. The news of Moreau's diagnosis has highlighted the need for more awareness and support for those affected by cancer, especially those in the sports world.

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