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Coach Roger Gorayeb now cancer-free after battle with myeloma

MANILA - Veteran volleyball coach Roger Gorayeb is now cancer-free, after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma last year.

Former Ateneo player Gretchen Ho reported the development on her Woman In Action website, Sunday.

"Meron akong serum test about a month ago, lumabas doon na negative na ako sa lahat. Parang zero. Cancer free na," Gorayeb told Ho. "Wala ng signs, wala na akong lesions sa buto ko."

"Siyempre, yung doctor ayaw pa rin niya sobra maging confident. July 1 ang last session ko. A week after nun, magpapatest ulit ako. 'Pag nag negative uli dun maintenance na lang ako. Hopefully, 'wag nang bumalik," he added.

Gorayeb, who is most famous for coaching San Sebastian in the NCAA and Ateneo in the UAAP, went through eight cycles of chemotherapy and four months of dialysis on his road to recovery from multiple myeloma, which is a form of blood cancer.

In September 2019, his former players held a fundraiser for their beloved coach. They celebrated his recovery in January, after Gorayeb was again able to walk on his own following a two-month stay in the hospital.

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