Doctors have diagnosed Houston Texans’ offensive tackle David Quessenberry with lymphoma. The sixth-round draft pick has since been placed on the team’s non-football injury list while he undergoes treatment. The diagnosis comes after Quessenberry experienced fatigue and a persistent cough along with the feeling that he might “black out” during a recent practice, his agent Chase Callahan told ESPN. Consultation with the team’s training staff led to further testing that revealed fluid in the player’s lungs and an eventual diagnosis of non-Hodgkin T lymphoblastic lymphoma. He has since initiated chemotherapy and is receiving treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center. According to comments made to CSN Houston, Quessenberry remains optimistic about treatment and is determined to overcome the disease. His coach and the team’s general manager commented on the 23-year-old player’s determination and the excellent medical care that he will receive. In addition to support from his coaching staff and teammates, many others have expressed their support via social media. In response, Quessenberry took to Twitter to thank his supporters. Although Chemotherapy Advisor usually limits the scope of reporting to clinical news, occasionally highlighting patient issues that accompany cancer diagnoses may benefit our readers and offer more insight into the patient experience.
HOUSTON — Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma and was placed on the team’s non-football injury list Tuesday. “David is extremely positive and determined to win this fight against cancer.” Quessenberry experienced shortness of breath during a practice on June 3, according to his agents’ statement.