Report: Carter improves in cancer fight
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's battle with brain cancer has taken a positive turn, as doctors determined that new spots recently discovered were benign, according to his daughter, Kimmy Bloemers.
"We are praising the heavens for more victories!" Bloemers wrote in her online journal. "Thank you all for the prayers and encouraging cheers for dad! Keep them coming!!!"
Bloemers also said her 57-year-old father was due to finish his second round of chemotherapy Tuesday night.
"Dad has been extremely tired during these days of chemo, which has been expected," Bloemers wrote.
"After he finishes his last pill tonight, he will start to do more activity for his body. The doctor has emphasized exercise, healthy food intake and rest when needed. Dad will start to do physical therapy to get his joints and muscles moving as he pushes through the exhaustion."
Carter, an 11-time All-Star and member of the champion 1986 New York Mets, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May.