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Lymphoma and Pets
Southeastern coach lymphoma free
The first three chemotherapy sessions reduced the cancer by 80 percent and the second three, the last of which was completed last week, finished the process. "It leaves my feet numb and just feeling beat down and weak in general," Roland said of the treatments. "Its not a cakewalk for anybody. It beats the alternative, though."
Because of the treatments, Roland, who had a full-head of hair, is bald. "Im anxious for it to grow back," he said. "But I am afraid of what color its going to be."
Roland, in his first year as the Lions head coach, said he never thought of relinquishing his duties. "There are always a lot of things that go through your mind when youre in the hospital," he said. "But I was always encouraged to stay on."