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BYU's Rose has cancer surgery

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Brigham Young basketball coach Dave Rose had surgery on Monday to remove cancerous spots and is expected to be ready for the start of the upcoming season.

Rose, who was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer in 2008 has screenings every six months, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Cortney Scaife at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City.

"The surgery went well," the doctor via a school news release. "I expect him to make a full recovery."

In six years at the helm of the Cougars, Rose has led BYU to four Mountain West titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Cougars' season officially starts on Oct. 7 with the first practice.
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