North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is cancer free and the tumor he had removed from his right kidney on Sept. 19 was a benign growth that should cause no further complications.
The university announced Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney, but doctors are scheduled to perform a biopsy next week expecting to find that it also is not cancerous.
"No. 1, I want to express how overwhelmed I have been by the outpouring of support, concern and good wishes by everyone, especially members of the Carolina Basketball family," Williams said in a statement. "I've just been blown away by the calls, cards, prayers and well-wishes from people all around the world in and out of the basketball community.
"I also want thank the entire medical team and staff at UNC Health Care. The treatment and care were exceptional. My family and I also deeply appreciate the support shown to us. As someone who spends every day stressing the value and importance of a team, I can confidently say that UNC Health Care has an extraordinary team. I can't thank them enough."
The tumor removed from Williams' right kidney was an oncocytoma. The benign tumor will not spread throughout the body or through the bloodstream, Williams' urologist said.