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Red Sox lefty Lester diagnosed with form of lymphoma

Updated: September 3, 2006, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester has a form of lymphoma and will start treatment in the coming week, the team said Friday.

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Enlarged lymph nodes were identified when Lester, 22, was tested to determine the cause of back pain that sent him to the disabled list last Monday. The club said Friday he has a treatable form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a type of cancer that forms in the body's lymph system.

Manager Terry Francona visited Lester in the hospital ...

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