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HOUSTON -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has received a clean bill of health after a 10-month battle with two forms of cancer. The 77-year-old McNair opened up about his ordeal on Thursday at a news conference attended by family members and his treating physicians at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "In the past, if you mentioned cancer, people thought its a death sentence," McNair said. "Thats just not nearly the case." McNair says hes dealt with skin cancer for about 20 years. He traces the condition to his youth, when he incurred severe sunburns working as a life guard on a beach in the time before protective sunscreen. Hes been seeing a dermatologist regularly for two decades and says hes had a handful of minor procedures to remove non-cancerous growths on his skin. About six years ago, McNair was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a form of the disease that originates in white blood cells in the bone marrow. Last fall, McNair noticed another tiny growth behind his left ear and visited his dermatologist again. This time, the growth was cancerous -- a squamous cell carcinoma. McNair underwent surgery on the left side of his head, but the cancer soon returned and in an aggressive form. Dr. Michael Keating, one of McNairs doctors at M.D. Anderson and a CLL specialist, said the CLL helped the cancers progression by weakening McNairs immune system. The Texans went 2-14 in 2013, prompting the firing of coach Gary Kubiak. McNair discovered the severity of his diagnosis about the time he hired Bill OBrien in January. The doctors recommended radiation and chemotherapy and McNair endured 33 rounds of radiation over six weeks and chemotherapy for four. McNair underwent proton therapy, a cutting-edge form of radiation in which cancerous cells are directly targeted, reducing the impact on surrounding cells. Dr. David Rosenthal, a professor of radiation oncology at M.D. Anderson, said the FDA-approved therapy reduces the toxicity and other risks of radiation and is becoming a standard of care for children. "The good news is these things can be dealt with," McNair said. With his immune system compromised more during treatments, McNair was told to avoid public contact. While undergoing treatments, McNair kept in frequent touch with the team by phone with general manager Rick Smith and his son, Cal, the teams chief operating officer. McNair told his players about his situation before organized team activities in May. "Hes always about the team," star receiver Andre Johnson said. "When he sat down and talked to us as a team, all he could talk about is how much he loves football and its something that he loves being a part of and he wants to win." McNair started feeling the effects of radiation and chemotherapy after four weeks. But McNair said he never really suffered severe symptoms, managing them with medication and the herb turmeric on the advice of former Texans trainer Roberta Anding. "I was fortunate because everybody said youre really going to feel so bad from that," McNair said. "That was not the case." In April, a CT scan showed that the skin cancer was virtually gone. Another test on Monday showed similar results. He first publicly talked about his situation with the Houston Chronicle. "At this point in time, its history," McNair said of the skin cancer. McNair said maintaining a positive outlook was a factor in his recovery. A billionaire who made his fortune in the energy business, McNair pointed out that his treatment has been covered by regular health insurance and available to most cancer patients. "I think, with some people, it (cancer) frightens them and they dont seek treatment," McNair said. "The message is, there is treatment. Weve got great facilities here (in Houston), we have people who will take care of you and deal with these illnesses with great success." McNair has relayed that message to David Quessenberry, an offensive lineman diagnosed with lymphoma in June. The team has launched a T-shirt campaign in an effort to raise $100,000 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. While his skin cancer is in remission, McNair is not cancer-free. The CLL remains, although he said his white-blood cell count is near normal range. But McNair is easily optimistic, pointing out that his father lived to be 102. But now, hes forced to take a lesser role in the football operation, turning over more responsibility to Cal. "Were in terrific shape," McNair said. "Ill continue being the CEO and continue doing everything I can to put together a winning football team, thats what were all about. Weve won this other battle and now weve got to win the battle of football. "I go to all the games and Ill plan on continuing doing that," McNair said. "I think I will enjoy it more and leave it to other people in the organization to worry more. Ill skip the worrying and take the enjoyment." Scarpe Vans Scontate Online . In mens doubles, Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock reached the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Croatian Mate Pavic and Andre Sa of Brazil. Vans Scarpe Scontate . On July 27 cyclings best-known race will host "La Course by Le Tour de France" -- a one-day womens competition staged hours before Tour riders race on the same circuit to finish the three-week event on Paris Champs-Elysees. http://www.vansitalia.it/ . PAUL, Minn. Scarpe Vans Offerte Online . - The Jacksonville Jaguars are leaning more toward playing injured quarterback Blake Bortles against Tennessee on Thursday night. Vans Outlet Italia . A groundswell for raising the number of playoff qualifiers to seven in each conference figures to get plenty of support from the 32 owners. Most notably, Arizonas Bill Bidwill, who saw his Cardinals go 10-6 and not get in, while Green Bay (8-7-1) qualified by winning the NFC North.Considering Carlos Brathwaite walloped four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over to win the World Twenty20 for West Indies, you wouldnt think he was an anxious batsman. Yet the 27-year-old Barbadian all-rounder - who is currently part of Delhi Daredevils squad in the star-filled Indian Premier League - insists that was the case a few years ago.Brathwaite, though, says the remedy has been simple - graft away in training and accept that failure is inevitable. I realised that I could always hold my nerve with the ball but with the bat I was always a bit jittery, Brathwaite told Sky Sports Mark Butcher.I have worked really hard in the nets and in the lead-up to games but I also know that, despite that, there could always be one ball with my name on it or one that I middle straight to the fielder. At the beginning of that over [in the World T20 final] it was a matter of knowing what I needed to do, that if I failed it wouldnt be for a lack of preparation or trying, and that I should just give it a go. Carlos Brathwaite I have now accepted that you can fail - you will do that more than you perform - and that its not about failing but how you react; that has kept me in better stead than trying to hold my nerve.At the beginning of that over [in the World T20 final] it was a matter of knowing what I needed to do, that if I failed it wouldnt be for a lack of preparation or trying, and that I should just give it a go.Give it a go he did. Brathwaite is embraced by Marlon Samuels after Windies dramatic win With West Indies requiring 19 from six deliveries to lift the World T20 title for a second time - they previously won it by beating hosts Sri Lanka in 2012 - Brathwaite deposited Stokes into the stands at deep backward square, long-on, long-off and deep midwicket.Marlon Samuels (85 not out) was at the non-strikers end but Brathwaite says at no point did he consider nudging for one and going against the positive approach West Indies had championed throughout.If you think 19 off six youre next thought is no possible chance, said the powerful right-hander, who took 3-23 in Englands score of 155-9.So I tried to take myself out of the situation, out of the equation, out of the atmosphere, out of everything, and narrow it down to bat versus ball - watch the ball and react. If I tried to hit a single after hitting a six and then missed out on a rank half-volley or a full toss and Stokes nailed fours yorkers against Marlon at the backend, then it was on me. Carlos Brathwaite We had been preaching responsibility in the dressing room from the beginning of the World Cup so if I tried to hit a single after hitting a six and then missed out on a rank half-volley or a full toss annd Stokes nailed fours yorkers against Marlon at the back-end, then it was on me.ddddddddddddMy mind-set was that if I sky one in the air and get caught but we cross then Marlon is batting, but if I get it away then there are less runs to get at the back-end of the over.I just tried to maximise every delivery - fortunately for me I hit four for six and we were World T20 champions.Despite a second World T20 triumph in three tournaments, West Indies form in Test and one-day international cricket has tailed off. West Indies celebrate on the podium after defeating England The Caribbean clan are languishing in eighth spot in the Test rankings, while they have failed to qualify for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England.Brathwaite believes the team have become stagnant in the longer forms but hopes their T20 success can boost their fortunes in all cricket.At this point we have the best T20 team in the world, but when it comes to other formats we are yet to find the correct structure and the way we want to play, he added.The longer the format, the more we are caught between wanting to play our natural game and putting that into a concept of stretching it to 50 overs or Test cricket. The quicker we find a way to mesh our natural game and the way the game is supposed to be played - or maybe we reinvent how we should play - thats when youll see our results go up and up.Teams do go stagnant and some drop from the glories and never reach those heights again - we are probably stagnant and have been for a lot longer than we would like.But it only takes a little spark to take teams back and I hope this T20 victory and the passion it brought out in the Caribbean supporters gives the will to come back.Watch Delhi Daredevils in action in the IPL on on Tuesday. Their clash against Gujarat Lions is live at 3pm on Sky Sports 3. 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