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Jim Kelly's cancer surgery canceled, Bills legend will undergo chemo and radiation instead

18 Nov 2001: Quarterback Jim Kelly #12 of the Buffalo Bills speaking at the podium with President Ralph Wilson Jr. during Jim Kelly's Retirement Ceremony before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Seahawks defeated the Bills 23-20.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
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18 Nov 2001: Quarterback Jim Kelly #12 of the Buffalo Bills speaking at the podium with President Ralph Wilson Jr. during Jim Kelly's Retirement Ceremony before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Seahawks defeated the Bills 23-20.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport

It has been a brutal few days for Buffalo Bills fans.

On Tuesday we told you how Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was expected to undergo a new round of surgery to treat his recurring cancer.

Now, according to Kelly's wife, that surgery has been canceled. The reason is that surgery would not help, Jill Kelly wrote on her Facebook page.

The "cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate," she wrote.

Now the revised treatment plan calls for doctors to attack it with chemotherapy and radiation.

This comes after Tuesday's news that owner Ralph Wilson died at the age of 95.

Jill Kelly thanked her friends, family and fans for their support as they go through this ordeal and as Jim Kelly waits for the next stage in a New York hospital. She also posted a poignant picture of Jim hugging his father in the hopsital bed.

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Jim Kelly hugs his father. (Jill Kelly/Facebook)

Jill Kelly wrote: "If you've dealt with cancer you know that you never really know for sure what each moment will hold."

We'll continue to update you on Jim Kelly's progress in his fight with cancer.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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