Palliative care not in end-of-life care, says daughter

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Palliative care not in end-of-life care, says daughter

One of his daughters has downplayed reports that he was in end-of-life care after he was hospitalised last week for colon cancer, meaning that the Brazilian great Pel has not been moved to palliative care.

Pel, one of the greatest players of all time, had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021 and has been receiving hospital care on a regular basis.

Following chemotherapy stopped having the expected results, Folha de S.Paulo reported on Saturday that he was under palliative care. Pel's doctors have not confirmed that information and his daughter, Flavia Nascimento, said the report was wide of the mark.

It is unfair to say that he is in terminal condition, that he is under palliative care. She said in an interview with Globo TV that we believe that is not it.

Nascimento said that they adjusted his father's medication from time to time as there was no complete remission of his cancer.

The latest report from medical staff at S o Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital on Saturday said Pel was in a stable condition and had responded well to treatment for a respiratory infection diagnosed after his hospitalisation.

Another of Pel's daughters said in the interview that he had Covid - 19 three weeks ago, which led to the respiratory infection.

He is sick, he is old but at the moment he is being treated for a respiratory infection, and when he gets better he will be back home, she said. Pel is not saying goodbye in a hospital right now, but he has played for Brazil and club sides Santos and New York Cosmos as a striker. He won the World Cup three times in 1958, 1962 and 1970, a feat no other player has achieved.

Santos fans were gathered outside the hospital to hold a vigil on Sunday.

Jeferson Silvano, the head of a supporters group, said that the king is emanating positive energies for everything he has done for soccer and everything he has done for Santos.