Hall of Famer Carter's tumors 80 percent better

Hall of Famer Carter's tumors 80 percent better

Hall of Famer Carter's tumors 80 percent better
NEW YORK -- An MRI exam taken Tuesday morning revealed that Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's tumors have improved by 80 percent, according to a post on the Carter family's website.

"He is very encouraged and very very pleased with these results [as we ALL are!!]," Carter's daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote on her online journal. "There is much less swelling and the tumors are less dense and 'less angry.' The size is a little smaller, but the most important fact is that these tumors are starting to GO AWAY!"

Carter, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma in May, recently completed a 6 1/2-week radiation treatment in an attempt to eradicate four malignant tumors on his brain. The plan is for him next to begin chemotherapy in conjunction with a twice-monthly drug treatment.

Carter, who spent five of his 19 big league seasons with the Mets, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.