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GOODEN HAS ARM CHECKED FOR CANCER

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Dwight Gooden had his pitching arm checked for a possible cancerous tumor, a newspaper reported in its Thursday's editions.

"Everthing is fine," the New York Mets star told the New York Daily News. "There's no problem at all. But for a while, it was in the back of my mind. I had no idea what to think."The newspaper said the scare began when an unidentified man, who claimed to be a doctor affiliated with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, called the Players Association last month and said the shoulder injury that sidelined Gooden for much of the second half of the season may have been the result of a tumor.

After he learned of the call, Gooden said he discussed the possibility of cancer with Mets team physician Dr. James Parkes. Gooden then underwent a gallium scan, in which dye was injected into his shoulder to locate a possible malignancy. The results were negative, the Daily News reported.