Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received good news Wednesday when his doctors announced that a follow-up screening detected no evidence of cancer.
Kelly underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment for sinus cancer during the spring.
"The treatments so far have completed eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal," Dr. Peter Costantino said in a statement from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
The former Buffalo Bills standout was diagnosed in 2013 with oral cancer and underwent surgery in 2013. The cancer recurred in March.
Kelly will continue to be evaluated by doctors.
"It is possible that no further treatment will be required, and the testing over the next week will define this issue," Costantino said.
Constantino is pleased with how the 54-year-old Kelly has reacted.
"The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain and his level of function has essentially returned to normal," Costantino said.