Pelé Says Apparent Colon Tumor Removed but Feels Well
The operation was a "great victory,” Pelé said on his social media channels on Monday.
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Pelé has had an apparent tumor on the right side of his colon removed in an operation. Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Monday the 80-year-old soccer great is in an intensive care unit and will be transferred to a regular room on Tuesday. The operation was a “great victory,” Pelé said on his social media channels on Monday. He went to the hospital for routine exams last week when the tumor was…