Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry is vowing to fight after it was publicly revealed Tuesday that the former San Jose State star was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
"My attitude is I'm going to do whatever it takes to beat this thing and get back to where I was before I got diagnosed," Quessenberry said in an exclusive phone interview with this newspaper. "It was really hard. It's still not easy, but when you get a game plan together and you surround yourself with the best in the business, it makes it a little bit easier."
Quessenberry, 23, believed he was suffering from a chest cold when he experienced shortness of breath at a Texans practice June 3. He sought medical treatment and tests revealed Non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He began aggressive chemotherapy treatment last Friday at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
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Former San Jose State player David Quessenberry is thankful for support from family and friends. Read more at www.mercurynews.com/sjsu-spartans