After receiving several medical opinions, Davis has chosen to undergo chemotherapy at the advice of his doctors.
"Like most people faced with cancer, the diagnosis came as a complete shock," said Davis. "However, the doctors have been thorough and have recommended a course of chemotherapy. As a result of all of the other tests, my general health has never been better.
"Our doctors felt it best to take every reasonable precautionary measure to insure my continued good health. My family, my health and coaching this football team are my top priorities. I would appreciate and expect the focus to remain on the North Carolina football team and our preparations for the 2007 season."
Davis underwent his first chemotherapy during UNC¹s Spring Break on March 16 in Cleveland under the care of Dr. Brad Pohlman, Director of Lymphoma at the Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center. Davis will continue chemotherapy at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill under the medical care of Dr. Thomas Shea, UNC Professor of Medicine in the division of hematology and oncology.
"I know people are going to be concerned and everything, but it's going to be OK," Davis told the AP on Tuesday. "We're going to get through this and we're going to have a great season next fall."