Pele back in hospital for colon tumor treatment
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Brazilian soccer legend Pele back in hospital for colon tumor treatment

Brazilian soccer icon Pele has been hospitalized to receive ongoing treatment for a colon tumor, Reuters reported Wednesday via the Sao Paolo's Hospital Albert Einstein.

The three-time World Cup winner, 81, was initially hospitalized for several weeks back in September when a tumor was found during routine tests, and he had to undergo surgery. At the time, it was reported he would also have to undergo chemotherapy

Details regarding the severity of the newest tumor have not been released to the public, although a statement from the hospital said "the patient is stable, and the forecast is that he will be released in the coming days."

The BBC pointed out Pele's health has been of concern for a few years now. In 2015, he was admitted to the hospital twice within a six-month period before undergoing prostate surgery. Then, in 2019, he was hospitalized with a urinary infection.

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