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Carter’s tumors cancerous

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous.

Doctors performed biopsies on a tumor in Carter’s brain Friday morning, and Duke Medicine in Durham, N.C., says in a release that preliminary results show it “appears to be malignant.”

Carter, 57, announced May 21 that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) had revealed four small tumors on his brain. Duke Medicine says the biopsies were performed on a single tumor.

Carter, who played for the Expos, Mets, Dodgers and Giants, was an 11-time All-Star.

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