Curt Schilling being treated for mouth cancer

Blames longtime use of chewing tobacco

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling walks onto the infield at Fenway Park prior to a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Boston, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Red Sox honored the 2004 World Series team prior to the game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling walks onto the infield at Fenway Park prior to a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Boston, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Red Sox honored the 2004 World Series team prior to the game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Former major league 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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