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Ex-Red Sox Player Curt Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco For Mouth Cancer

Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling delivers the ball during inning MLB baseball against the New York Yankees in 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Bill Kostroun/AP photo)closemore
Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling delivers the ball during inning MLB baseball against the New York Yankees in 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Bill Kostroun/AP photo)

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind.

He says there's no question it's due to chewing tobacco.

Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and is now in remission. He says he's lost 75 pounds.

Schilling is a three-time World Series champion with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox.

He's being sued by Rhode Island's economic development agency after his video game company received a $75 million state loan guarantee and then collapsed.

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