Alabama AD completes cancer treatment, cleared to go home

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama athletic director Bill Battle says he has completed treatment for cancer.

Battle said Thursday in a statement released through the university that he expects to return to work soon on a limited basis.

He underwent a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute on June 27. He was released from the hospital on July 8 and was cleared Wednesday to return home to Tuscaloosa after nearly two weeks of outpatient care while staying at his Marietta, Georgia home.

The 74-year-old Battle says the outcome of the treatment was “extremely positive.”

He cited the support of wife Mary, a licensed oncology nurse, and “the outpouring of thoughts and prayers from around the country.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s