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Killebrew "overwhelmed" by support and prayers during cancer treatment

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MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC-DT/AP) -- Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew says he has been "overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers" he has received while undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.

Killebrew issued a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.  He says his chemotherapy is ongoing and doctors at the Mayo Clinic remain hopeful for a full recovery. 

The Twins superstar has been receiving treatment at Mayo's Arizona facilities, according to a Clinic spokesman.

Killebrew hit 573 home runs and made 11 All-Star appearances during his 22-year career spent mostly with the Washington Senators and Twins.  He announced his diagnosis in December.

Killebrew says he and his wife Nita "still have a long road ahead of us and we ask for your continued prayers."

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