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NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy diagnosed with cancer again

NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy diagnosed with cancer again

NESN announced the longtime analyst's diagnosis and said his "focus is on his medical treatment".

Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has been diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, NESN announced Tuesday afternoon.

This is Remy's 31st season in the Red Sox broadcast booth. Remy underwent five weeks of radiation treatment following chemotherapy in August and surgery for lung cancer on June 26 of past year. He endured complications during that recovery, including an infection and a prolonged bout with pneumonia. He revealed upon his return that he had been battling depression.

Remy, 65, was diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time in June 2017.

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"If I can help anybody, that's great, " said Remy when asked why he revealed the 2013 relapse.

Jerry Remy at Fenway Park on August 20, 2017.

The long-time Red Sox color commentator was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008. He has been a NESN broadcaster on Red Sox games since 1988. He was given a clean bill of health this January and signed a multi-year extension with NESN.

It's far from the most critical aspect of Remy's illness, but Steve Lyons will replace him in the Red Sox booth alongside Dave O'Brien during Boston's next two series, on the road in Toronto and Baltimore.