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Former Bears DC Buddy Ryan Diagnosed with Cancer

A former Bears DC has been hit with cancer according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan recently was diagnosed with cancer, according to his son, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. “It’s going to take more than this to get rid of him,” Rex Ryan said. “That’s what he always says.” Ryan said his father twice has beaten melanoma but that this was a different form of cancer. “He’s 80 years old, but he’s doing great. He’s tougher than (bleep),” Ryan said of his father, who actually turned 77 last month. “He’s had other things in his life. He overcame encephalitis. He’s overcome cancer twice. He’s tough.”

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  1. Dago T

    March 24, 2011 at 7:12 am

    He overcame Mike Ditka …

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