Biopsy: Williams' 2nd kidney tumor benign

Biopsy: Williams' 2nd kidney tumor benign

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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, left, looks on as players meet at center court after practice for an NCAA East Regional tournament college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 17, 2011. North Carolina plays Long Island on Friday. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 6:18 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina says Roy Williams' second kidney tumor isn't cancerous. 

The school announced the test results Thursday night, a day after the Hall of Fame men's basketball coach had a biopsy of the tumor discovered on his left kidney. The school says the tumor is the same kind of non-cancerous growth that was surgically removed from his right kidney on Sept. 19. 

Dr. Eric Wallen, one of Williams' surgeons, said in a statement that the 62-year-old coach won't need surgery on the left kidney. Wallen said Williams should be ready for the start of preseason practice next week. 

In a statement, Williams said his family was "overwhelmed" by messages of support from former players, fellow coaches and friends.
 

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