Lester's journey

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Lester was scratched from his start against the A's on Aug. 27 with a sore back. The next day he landed on the DL and was sent back to Boston for testing. On Sept. 1, the Sox announced that Lester, then 22, had been diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to his family, Lester had a rare cancer accounting for 1 percent to 2 percent of all lymphomas, or cancers of the lymph nodes. Lester started treatments in the fall, and, on Dec. 5, reports indicated that his cancer appeared to be in remission.
The diagnosis
Lester was scratched from his start against the A's on Aug. 27 with a sore back. The next day he landed on the DL and was sent back to Boston for testing. On Sept. 1, the Sox announced that Lester, then 22, had been diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to his family, Lester had a rare cancer accounting for 1 percent to 2 percent of all lymphomas, or cancers of the lymph nodes. Lester started treatments in the fall, and, on Dec. 5, reports indicated that his cancer appeared to be in remission.
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