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Alexandria's Brock Wood still had a smile on his face, even as he prepared to go through radiation treatment at the Mayo Clinic. (Contributed photo)

Brock's Battle: Beating Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Alexandria's Brock Wood still looks the part of a three-sport athlete.

He still features an athletic build that would easily let him slip back into football pads and fit right in to the outside linebacker and running back positions that he manned for the Cardinals as a team captain in 2011.


To see him now, one would never know that he recently went through months of chemotherapy and radiation to beat Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, at the age of 19.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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