(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.”
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.”