Pelé again hospitalized for treatment of colon cancer

Pelé has been treated again at Albert-Einstein Hospital in São Paulo since Monday. The information was communicated on Tuesday by the establishment in which the only triple world champion in history (1958, 1962 and 1970) is being treated for colon cancer. The illness was discovered last summer, and the 81-year-old Brazilian legend, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was then in hospital for around a month.

In a press release, the Albert-Einstein hospital indicates that Pelé’s state of health is “good and stable” “He should leave the hospital in the coming days”, it is also specified. Before the colon diagnosis during his hospitalization for a month, between August and September 2021, the former Santos and Seleção striker had been hospitalized in Paris in 2019 and then transferred to Sao Paulo for kidney stones. Back in Brazil, he had a kidney stone removed.

Many health problems in recent years

In 2014, the legendary number 10 was hospitalized in intensive care due to a urinary tract infection which required him to undergo dialysis on his left kidney, after the right was removed in the 1970s due to a injury while still a player. He was also diminished by hip problems and moved around using a walker during his last public appearances.

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