Doctor: UNC Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell doing well during treatment for leukemia

Published November 01, 2013

| Associated Press

The doctor overseeing North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell's leukemia treatment says the recently inducted Naismith Hall of Famer is doing well.

In a statement from the school, Dr. Pete Voorhees with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center says Hatchell "has tolerated therapy exceptionally well" and that "early indicators are that the leukemia is responding to therapy." Voorhees said doctors are "extremely pleased" so far.

Hatchell stepped away from the team for treatment last month. In a statement, Hatchell praised the staff at the Lineberger Center, adding: "I'm feeling better every day and I cannot wait to get back and coach my Tar Heels."

The No. 12 Tar Heels play their final exhibition Tuesday night against Wingate, then open the regular season Nov. 8 against Air Force.

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