Football: Chemotherapy is no longer responding, Pelé, football legend, admitted to palliative care

The three-time World Cup winner, the Brazilian, was admitted to palliative care and the chemotherapy was no longer having the expected effect on his colon cancer, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported on Saturday.

Pele, 82, was readmitted to hospital on Tuesday for a re-evaluation of his cancer treatment and is also suffering from a respiratory infection, according to medical reports.

Customized treatment

The medical report released on Friday showed that he responded well to antibiotic treatment and that his condition was improving. According to Folha de S. Paulo, the former footballer’s chemotherapy was stopped and he was transferred to palliative care, where he is only being treated for pain and breathing difficulties.

Pelé underwent surgery for a colon tumor in September 2021 and has since been followed in hospital. He posted on his Instagram account on Thursday that he had been hospitalized for his “monthly check-up” and thanked his fans for worrying about his health.

His manager and the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo did not immediately respond to requests from Reuters.

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