Nene To Undergo Chemotherapy

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Denver Nuggets forward Nene is scheduled to undergo a single chemotherapy treatment next week as part of his recovery from testicular cancer.

The team said in a news release Thursday that the treatment is preventative, and that it "essentially eliminates the odds of a recurrence."

The 25-year-old Nene had surgery last month to remove a malignant tumor. He took an indefinite medical leave of absence from the team January 11th.

The team says Nene will have a short period of recovery after the chemotherapy on Tuesday, but there's no timetable for his return to the court.

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