Pele Response Positively to Treatment
The 81-year-old three-time World Cup winner was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein on 13 February for treatment on the colon tumor. Eight days after he was admitted, doctors detected a urinary tract infection, which extended his stay in the hospital.
However, the hospital said Pele was now in a “stable clinical condition”. He will continue treatment for the tumor which was first detected in routine tests in September.
Pele had prostate surgery seven years ago after he was admitted to the hospital for the second time in six months, and he was back in again for a urinary infection about three years ago. He was readmitted in December for treatment on the tumor but was discharged just before Christmas.
The Brazilian is one of only four players to have scored in four World Cup tournaments.