Pele is ‘continuing to show improvement and is conscious’ as Brazil legend battles cancer in hospital

PELE is showing improvement in his battle with colon cancer, a medical report released today has revealed.

The Brazilian, 82, has been in hospital since November 29 being treated for the disease.

AFPPele, 82, is battling colon cancer and a respiratory infection[/caption]

Following his arrival at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, Pele was also diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

In a statement released by the hospital today, it was revealed: “The patient continues to show improvement in the clinical status, in particular the respiratory infection.

“He remains in a regular room, is conscious and with stable vital signs.”

It is still unclear as to when Pele will be able to go home.

Earlier this month, the three-time World Cup winner sought to reassure concerned fans regarding his wellbeing.

He wrote on social media: “Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit.

“A note from the hospital, released to the Brazilian press, later confirmed: “After medical evaluation, the patient was taken to a common room, without the need for hospitalisation in a semi-intensive unit or ICU.

“The former player has full control of vital functions and stable clinical condition.”

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