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Jim Kelly’s wife reveals fantastic news about husband on Instagram

Jim Kelly’s wife, Jill, took to Instagram to reveal encouraging news on her husband’s ongoing battle with oral cancer.

The NFL Hall of Famer learned Wednesday after undergoing some tests that scans performed by doctors in New York revealed no evidence of cancer.

“Double thumbs up! MRI and CTScans are clear,” Jill Kelly wrote in part along a photo of her husband giving a thumbs up alongside his brother. “Still working through major pain management, but PRAISE THE LORD, no evidence of cancer.”

Surgeons at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 28 “successfully removed” cancer from Kelly’s upper jaw and lymph nodes in his neck. The procedure also included reconstruction of Kelly’s upper jaw. Kelly returned to New York again in June for an additional procedure.

Kelly then revealed last week at his football camp that a checkup had been scheduled after “something came up” amid continued treatment, which resulted in the scans revealing the absence of cancer.

Kelly originally revealed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw. On Aug. 20, 2014, Kelly was declared cancer-free. The Buffalo Bills icon then revealed in March that his cancer had returned, having been discovered via biopsy after suffering severe pain in his jaw.

The wonderful news in the wake of the scans comes a week after Kelly delivered an inspiring and emotional speech after receiving Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYS.