Tom Brady Opens Up About His Mom’s Cancer Battle: ‘The Prognosis Is Good’

Tom Brady has opened up about his mom Galynn’s battle with cancer, telling a local radio station that “the prognosis is good.”

The New England Patriots quarterback spoke to WEEI 93.7 FM the day after winning the Super Bowl, and took the time to update his fans on his mother’s condition.

“Mom is doing better,” he told WEEl 93.7 FM on Monday, February 6. “She’s been through a lot and my dad’s been through a lot. It’s been a really hard year for them.” Brady, 39, confirmed his mother has been undergoing “intensive treatment,” but said: “The prognosis is good.”

Tom Brady posted a photo to his Instagram account with his mom and dad ahead of the big Super Bowl game
Tom Brady posted a photo to his Instagram account of his mom and dad ahead of the big Super Bowl game. Tom Brady Instagram

He had addressed her illness at a press conference a few days before the epic game against the Atlanta Falcons, and admitted it was the reason she hadn’t been at any of his games this year.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft then confirmed Galynn had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.

So to have her at the Super Bowl, cheering him on, was a win in its own right.

Galynn cheering on her son, Tom Brady, after his team won the 2017 Super Bowl
Galynn cheering on her son, Tom Brady, after his team won the 2017 Super Bowl Getty

“She’s the best mom in the world,” Brady told the station. "It was a nice win for her.”

He added: “She’s not quite through it yet, but hopefully there was some healing energy from our game. … Hopefully she turns a corner and we all pray for that.”

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