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Football legend Pele was ‘transferred to palliative care’ in the hospital

Football legend Pele was ‘transferred to palliative care’ in the hospital

Legend of Brazilian football First he has been ‘moved to palliative care’ at the hospital and is ‘no longer responding to chemotherapy’ in his battle against bowel cancer.

Reports in Brazil said the 82-year-old, who went to the hospital last week, was receiving pain relief in the end-of-life palliative care unit.

His former club Santos and France forward Kylian Mbappe were among those tweeting well wishes, joining fans around the world.

He was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday suffering from “general swelling” and “heart failure”.

An Thursday update said the three-time World Cup winner was in a “stable” condition in hospital and his daughter Kely insisted there was “no cause for alarm”.

However, the report of Newspapers on Saturday he said that Pele was no longer responding to the chemotherapy he had been undergoing since September last year to treat colon cancer.

They said he is now in palliative care and will not undergo any invasive tests or treatment. Palliative care is for patients with potentially life-threatening illnesses or conditions and end-of-life care.

Pele – whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento – is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time.

He won three World Cups with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970 and scored 643 goals in 659 official games for Brazilian club Santos. He scored 77 goals in 92 games for his country’s national team.

Football legend Pele, 82, was reportedly taken to hospital for “palliative care”.

Pele is one of the greatest footballers of all time and won three World Cups with Brazil

Pele is one of the greatest footballers of all time and won three World Cups with Brazil

French star Kylian Mbappe was among those wishing Pele well on social media

French star Kylian Mbappe was among those wishing Pele well on social media

Pele's former club Santos said on Twitter that you

Pele’s former club Santos said on Twitter that “the whole world wishes you well”.

Brazilian soccer legend Pele, 82, was admitted to hospital last Tuesday and reports in Brazil on Saturday said he had been transferred to a palliative care unit

Brazilian soccer legend Pele, 82, was admitted to hospital last Tuesday and reports in Brazil on Saturday said he had been transferred to a palliative care unit

Pele's wife and carer took him to hospital earlier this week due to concerns about his health

Pele’s wife and carer took him to hospital earlier this week due to concerns about his health

The former striker paid his respects in Qatar after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday

On Friday, the Albert Einstein Hospital released a statement saying Pele had been diagnosed with a “respiratory infection” that was being treated with antibiotics.

The update says the former player is expected to remain in hospital for continued treatment in the coming days, but is said to be in a “stable” condition.

In a post on Pele’s Instagram account on Friday, he responded to the ‘Get well soon’ message that was projected onto the building in Qatar, where the World Cup is being held.

He wrote: ‘Friends, I am at the hospital for my monthly visit. It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Katar for this honor, and to everyone who sends me good vibes.’

What is palliative care?

Pele has been transferred to hospital for palliative care, according to reports in Brazil.

The goal of this treatment is prevention and alleviation of suffering for those patients who are facing a life-threatening disease.

Also known as ‘end of life care’, it is for people who are believed to be in their final months or years of life and also provides support for their families.

The NHS website says: ‘If you have a terminal illness, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms.

‘It also included psychological, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers.

“Palliative care is available when you first find out you have a (terminal) life-limiting illness. You may be able to receive palliative care while you are still receiving other therapies to treat your conditions.

‘End of life care is a form of palliative care that you receive when you are near the end of your life.’

Back on October 23rd, on his 82nd birthday, Pele recorded a video for Instagram and accompanied it with the message: ‘On my birthday I just want to express my gratitude. Life is good. Turning 82 with your family, in good health, is the best gift. Thank you for everything I got.’

The hospital announced Thursday that Pele is in “stable condition” and “fully in control of his vitals” and has not been admitted to the United Intensive Care Unit. [ICU].

Announcement issued for Brazilian media said: ‘After the medical examination, the patient was taken to a common room, without the need for hospitalization in the semi-intensive unit or the intensive unit.

‘The former player has full control over vital functions and [in a] stable clinical condition.’

The hospital confirmed that Pele was admitted to the hospital “for a re-evaluation of chemotherapy treatment for a colon tumor identified in September 2021.”

Concerned fans around the world said their thoughts and prayers were with the legend

Concerned fans around the world said their thoughts and prayers were with the legend

There is no timeline for Pele’s hospital stay, and his wife, Marcia Aoki, and a caregiver are by his side.

However, Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento, who is not in Brazil, insisted on Tuesday that there was no need for alarm and that her father’s admission to hospital was “not a surprise or an emergency”.

She posted on Instagram: ‘A lot of alarm in the media today about my father’s health. He is in the hospital and regulating the medicine.

‘There is no urgent or new dire prediction. I’ll be there for New Years and I promise to post some pictures.’

Pele's daughter Kely Nascimento insisted there was no need for alarm in a social media post

Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento insisted there was no need for alarm in a social media post

Pele what? last year he was in the hospital for six days and underwent surgery to remove a tumor in the large intestine. Brazil’s Globo news site reported that Pele was having a routine check-up at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo when the undisclosed problem was discovered.

It came as Brazil fans unfurled a “Get well soon Pele” banner ahead of their final World Cup group match against Cameroon on Friday night.

There were also heartfelt tributes from the Brazil camp ahead of the game.

“We found out the news on Wednesday,” said coach Tite ahead of the game with Cameroon.

‘He is perhaps one of the greatest representatives of Brazil. We wish him good health. This is the feeling of all of us from the Brazilian national team. We wish Pele all the best.’

Brazilian fans unfurled a large banner with the inscription

Brazilian fans unfurled a large banner reading “Get well soon, Pele” ahead of the match in Qatar

Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their final World Cup group stage game on Friday night

Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their final World Cup group stage game on Friday night

Tite and his Brazilian team sent national hero Pele a message of support on Thursday

Tite and his Brazilian team sent national hero Pele a message of support on Thursday

Pele has been battling bowel cancer since he was diagnosed with a colon tumor at the end of August 2021. He had routine check-ups that were postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Four days later, he underwent surgery at Albert Einstein Hospital to remove the tumor and was taken to the intensive care unit several times for respiratory problems.

Soon after, he began a course of chemotherapy and in December 2021 he was returned to the hospital for additional cancer treatment. He was fired before Christmas.

Pele returned to hospital for another round of chemotherapy in February, joking on social media that ‘hopefully there will be popcorn to watch the Super Bowl soon’.

When doctors discovered a urinary tract infection, his hospital stay was extended, but Pele was discharged on February 28.

The eight-year-old has also struggled with mobility in recent years after three hip surgeries.



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