Schilling undergoes surgery to treat cancer

Schilling undergoes surgery to treat cancer
February 11, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling underwent successful surgery as part of his cancer treatment, according tweets from his children on Tuesday.

Schilling announced that he had cancer last week, though he did not reveal the type of cancer.

"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement last week. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."

Schilling pitched in the majors for 20 seasons, finishing his career with the Red Sox. A six-time All-Star, he compiled a 216-146 record and a 3.46 ERA in his career.