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Biopsy on Roy Williams' left kidney shows no cancer

Posted October 4, 2012
Updated October 5, 2012

— University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams had a biopsy of the tumor on his left kidney Wednesday at UNC Hospitals. The results of the biopsy indicate it is an oncocytoma, a non-cancerous kidney tumor.

Williams had surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney on Sept.19th, which was also an oncocytoma, often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on x-rays.

Dr. Eric Wallen, professor of urology at UNC, says as a result of the biopsy, Coach Williams will not require surgery on the left kidney. North Carolina Logo More UNC Stories

“The result of the biopsy of the tumor on the left side is great news for Coach Williams and his family,” said Wallen. “He is recovering very well and we will continue to follow his progress. In the meantime, he can return to his normal schedule, including the team's first practice on October 13th.”

“Once again I want to say how overwhelmed my family and I are by the support and concern of so many former players, members of the Tar Heel family and friends and fellow coaches from around the country,” says Williams. “Saying I’m overwhelmed truly doesn’t give justice to how much I appreciate all their thoughts and good wishes. The support has been off the charts.

“The level of professionalism, compassion and care that the entire medical team at UNC Health Care provided to my family and me has been extraordinary. Dr. Wallen and his staff have helped us get through a difficult process better than I ever could have expected.

“I also want to thank my family, especially Wanda, Scott, Kim and Katie, and my staff and players, for helping me get through these last three and a half weeks. The degree to which their love and support helped me is something I will never be able to adequately express.”

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  • Skywatch_NC Oct 8, 2012

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    Because like other college coaches ...Coach Williams is a public figure.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 5, 2012

    Glad to hear that things are going well for Coach Williams. He is being blessed from the almighty.

  • Room 101 Oct 5, 2012

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    Very true! This is great news for all no matter who you pull for.

  • BernsteinIII Oct 5, 2012

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    I'm guessing you're the one that needs to know Roy's toilet times, as they are about as important has his biopsies. That's really personal info that people really don't need to know. But if it makes you happy to read about Roy's personal issues, then I guess the rest of us are supposed to give 2 s. Ummmm, not.

  • Tarheel born Oct 5, 2012

    And great comments from opposing fans. We are ALL the enemies of cancer.

    GO HEELS!!

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 5, 2012

    Haven't read the article yet, the healine says it all!!!
    I'm SO glad that everything went well coach!!!!!!!

  • LordHelpUsAll Oct 5, 2012

    Whew! Thank goodness! So glad you will be back in the saddle very soon... where you belong!

  • baldchip Oct 5, 2012

    OUTSTANDING-great news for all fans!!! God bless you coach!!

    GO PACK!!

  • lec02572 Oct 5, 2012

    So glad to hear the good news!!! Can't wait to see you during basketball season.

    Go Pack!

  • dsalter Oct 5, 2012

    That's great news! I wish him well.

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