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Former Top Cop Phil Cline Has Lymphoma But Not Pancreatic Cancer

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Former Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – Former Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline is battling lymphoma, his family said Wednesday.

Cline’s son, Chicago Police Sgt. Matt Cline, told WBBM Newsradio that his father will be starting chemotherapy soon.

Matt Cline said his father does not have pancreatic cancer, even though a tumor was found on his pancreas.

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The family had been waiting on the results of a biopsy.

Sgt. Cline said his father’s “spirits are up and he’s looking forward to getting treatment and getting well again.”

He said former Supt. Cline is at home and will be going for chemotherapy soon.

Phil Cline is 61. He was superintendent of police in Chicago from 2003 to 2007.

The police officers union held a packed prayer vigil for Cline on Sunday.

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