On Sunday he beat Dallas. On Monday he beat cancer.

Posted at 11:03 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:03:11-04

WASHINGTON -- Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera left Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Fairfax Monday morning to the cheers of doctors and nurses.

Rivera rang the bell at the hospital after he finished his final round of cancer treatment.

Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in August.

The 58-year-old Rivera missed some practice time but no games while undergoing treatments.

Doctors scheduled Rivera to receive IV fluids at halftime of games to keep him hydrated, and he said sudden fatigue and other side effects surprised him the most.

Rivera says doctors are positive about the progress he has made and believe he has a good long-term prognosis.

He still has some follow-up visits, checkups and scans to do after his treatment is completed.

On Sunday, Rivera and the Washington Football team defeated the Dallas Cowboys 25-3.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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