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Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera rings bell after his last round of cancer treatments

Washington coach Ron Rivera rings a bell after finishing his final round of cancer treatments. (Provided Photo/Washington Football Team Twitter via CNN)

(CNN) — Fresh off the Washington Football Team’s first win of the season, head coach Ron Rivera was able to celebrate another victory: Completing his final round of cancer treatments.

Rivera was greeted by applause from medical staff and confetti as he walked down a hallway at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Virginia to ring the institute’s “Ring in Hope” bell before leaving.

The 58-year-old was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer typically found in the middle to outer layers of skin, in August.

The cancer is in a lymph node and was discovered during a self-care check, according to the Washington Football Team. The cancer was found in its early stages and was considered “very treatable and curable, providing a good prognosis for Coach Rivera for a full recovery.”

Antonio Gibson, one of the team’s running backs, tweeted his support for Rivera, saying,”Much Love Coach.”

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The Carolina Panthers, Rivera’s previous team, also tweeted out, “#KeepPounding.”

Rivera told reporters that he would have more scans after Monday’s treatment, but doctors have expressed optimism about a full recovery, telling him that he’s “heading in the right direction.”

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