STORRS, Conn. (AP) Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said doctors determined last month that a lump in the upper right side of his neck near the jaw line was squamous cell cancer, a type of skin cancer.
He had surgery on May 6 to remove the lump, several dozen surrounding lymph nodes and part of his salivary gland. Subsequent tests indicated all the cancer had been removed. Calhoun will begin six weeks of radiation treatments on June 24.
His doctors said there will be some short-term side effects from the radiation, but they expect Calhoun to return to his normal lifestyle, including coaching. He expects to be back on the bench in the fall to begin his 23rd season with the Huskies.