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D-backs' Davis diagnosed with thyroid cancer, will miss at least a month

Updated: March 29, 2008, 3:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHOENIX -- Diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Doug Davis decided he wanted to keep pitching until his April 10 operation.

And he said he expects to pitch again soon after that.

"It's going to take me down for a while but not out for good," said Davis, who spoke at a news conference after facing the Colorado Rockies in a Chase Field exhibition Friday night.

"I know I'm not going through this alone," Davis, 32, said. "I know I've got all the ...

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