Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, October 16, 2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery gave an update on his 14-year-old son, Patrick who had surgery to remove a tumor on his thyroid March 19. Two days later, doctors determined the tumor was malignant. Patrick had a second surgery on April 17. But, all is well now.

?He's doing very well,? said McCaffery. ?It's obviously been an interesting journey, difficult at times. The outpouring of support has been absolutely phenomenal. I would say getting closer to being back to as normal as he can possibly be in light of what he went through. But I think in situations like this, we were very fortunate when we found it. I think that's the critical thing no matter what age you are. So we feel blessed. His treatment is going well, and we're looking forward. Thank you.?