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MLB Pitcher Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco 

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Aug. 21, 2014 -- Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday that he has mouth cancer and said it was caused by three decades of using chewing tobacco.

In February, Schilling announced that he had cancer but did not say what kind, the Associated Press reported.

Talking with WEEI-FM on Wednesday, the three-time World Series champion provided more details about his cancer. He said he had seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is remission, and has lost 75 pounds.

Schilling, who played for the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, is being treated at Brigham and Women's Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, the AP reported.

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