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Sport Ex-Colts, Seahawks safety Nesby Glasgow dies after battle with stomach cancer at 62

03:50  27 february  2020
03:50  27 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Nesby Glasgow , whose interception helped clinch Washington’s 1978 Rose Bowl win over Michigan before embarking on a 14-year NFL career that included a five-season stint with the Seahawks , died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer , a Seahawks source confirmed. He was 62 .

Nesby Lee Glasgow (April 15, 1957 – February 25, 2020) was a professional American football safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League from 1979 to 1992.

Former Colts and Seahawks safety Nesby Glasgow died on Tuesday after a long battle with stomach cancer, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Nesby Glasgow wearing a suit and tie: Nesby Glasgow played in the league from 1979-1992, and was diagnosed with cancer in his stomach and liver in 2018. (AP/Ron Wurzer) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Nesby Glasgow played in the league from 1979-1992, and was diagnosed with cancer in his stomach and liver in 2018. (AP/Ron Wurzer)

He was 62.

Glasgow played in the league for 14 seasons, most notably with the Colts — who selected him in the eighth round of the draft in 1979 when the franchise was still in Baltimore. He quickly became a starter in his second season with the team and helped lead them to a divisional title in 1987. The former Washington standout then played his final five seasons in Seattle before retiring after the 1992 season.

The Los Angeles native helped Washington to its first conference championship in 14 years in 1977, and led the Huskies to a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl that season, too, clinching the win with an interception in the final minute.

Glasgow revealed he had been diagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer, in his stomach and liver in 2018.

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For stomach cancer that has not spread, surgery is often the first treatment. After surgery, patients whose lymph nodes (removed at surgery) show no signs of cancer spread are sometimes observed without further treatment, but often doctors will recommend treatment with either chemoradiation or

Learn what signs & symptoms of stomach cancer to watch out for such as a poor appetite, weight loss, belly pain, or heartburn. Most of these symptoms are more likely to be caused by things other than cancer , such as a stomach virus or an ulcer.

"You never give up. Too many people give in to cancer and I'm telling you that it doesn't define you," Glasgow said after his diagnosis, via the Seahawks. "I decided right away that I was not going to allow chemotherapy to dictate what happens next in my life. You fight, and you believe in yourself. I always have, and I always will."

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