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Former Lightning center Dominic Moore reveals his wife has cancer

Posted Jun 5, 2012 by Erik Erlendsson

Updated Jun 5, 2012 at 05:48 PM

The wife of former Lightning forward Dominic Moore has been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.

Moore, who played parts of two seasons appearing in 133 games with Tampa Bay before being dealt to San Jose in February, released a statement through the Sharks revealing that his wife, Katie, was diagnosed with liver cancer in April and underwent surgery shortly after the disease was discovered. Moore missed the final two games of the Sharks first-round series loss to St. Louis to be with his wife.

“Towards the end of the 2011-12 season, my wife, Katie, began feeling ill,’’ Moore said the in the statement. “We visited with local doctors, who suggested running a variety of tests to ascertain the cause of the issue.  Ultimately, Katie was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and it was recommended that she undergo surgery, which took place in California in April.

“While it was disappointing to not be able to compete with my Sharks teammates in the playoffs, my wife’s condition and care come first and I want to thank the Sharks organization, my teammates and their families for the love and support that has been shown to Katie and I during this difficult time. We continue to pursue the best treatment and care for Katie.’’

The Sharks said there would be no further comment from Moore at this time.

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