Brazilian football legend Pelé transferred to end-of-life care – RT Sport News
Three-time World Cup winner reportedly unresponsive to chemotherapy
Former Brazilian soccer star Pele has been transferred to end-of-life care due to chemotherapy treatment no longer having the expected results in treating him for colon cancer, according to a report.
The Folha de S. Paulo newspaper claims chemotherapy treatment has now been suspended for the 82-year-old, who is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time.
Pele was admitted to hospital this week to reevaluate his cancer treatment and was later diagnosed with a respiratory infection, as confirmed by medical reports.
A medical report on Friday said Pelé, who is being treated at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, responded adequately to antibiotic treatment. « with a general improvement in the state of health. »
Pele tried to allay fan fears on Thursday when he said he was at Albert Einstein’s for a « monthly visit ». The Santos academy product had a colon tumor removed in September last year and received regular further treatment.
Pele’s message included a photo of his photo projected onto a building in Qatar where the World Cup is taking place with the message: « Recover quickly. »
« Pray for your life, for health and a great recovery », Kaka wrote in the comments section, after calling Pelé a « king ».
Elsewhere on social media, however, many football fans have already begun to fear the worst, after it was reported on Saturday that Pele is now in hospice care.
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