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    Default Former NBA player Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

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    Dream's Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 18: Michael Cooper, Head Coach of the Eastern Conference All-Stars, speaks to the

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.

    The team says Cooper is taking a temporary leave of absence and will have surgery this week in Atlanta. The Dream say a full recovery is expected.

    Cooper is expected to miss about two weeks, and assistant coach Karleen Thompson will fill in. Atlanta plays at Minnesota on Tuesday.

    In a statement released by the team Monday, Cooper says he is fortunate to have an early diagnosis. He says his case ''illustrates the importance of screening and early detection.''

    Atlanta leads the Eastern Conference with a 15-6 record. Cooper, the former Lakers guard, coached the East to a 125-124 overtime victory at the WNBA All-Star game Saturday.

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    Default Re: Former NBA player Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Tongue cancer is a new one for me. I had never really heard of such a thing.

    In any case prayers to Michael Cooper. Anytime you are talking about the C word it is serious.

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    I believe Eddie Van Halen had it once it exists of course sometimes its just termed as "oral cancer" but I think since it is localized in the tongue its just tongue cancer but could spread if not treated early

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