Folha de Sao Paulo: Pele does not respond to chemotherapy, he is receiving palliative care
MOSCOW, 3 Dec – Three-time world football champion Pele is receiving palliative care after his body stopped responding to chemotherapy, according to Folha de Sao Paulo.
Pele was hospitalized on Tuesday. The Brazilian was diagnosed with a general swelling of the body, including heart failure, as well as confusion. Doctors said that Pele was taken to the hospital “to re-evaluate the results of chemotherapy treatment for a colon tumor diagnosed in September 2021.” On Wednesday, it was reported that Pele was in stable condition and was transferred to a regular ward.
According to the source, Pele’s body stopped responding to chemotherapy, the treatment with which will be suspended. He is provided with palliative care, which consists in relieving pain symptoms and creating a comfortable state in case of deadly diseases.
Pele, 82, was hospitalized twice in 2022 at the Albert Einstein Clinic for interventions related to the treatment of three malignant tumors (intestine, liver and lung) and a urinary tract infection.