The Timberwolves president and coach was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma eight weeks ago and began chemotherapy treatment shortly after.
Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders announced on Tuesday that he has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Saunders was diagnosed about eight weeks ago during an exam by Timberwolves vice president of team medical services Sheldon Burns and began treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y.
His doctors say his condition is a "very treatable and curable form of cancer".
"I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process," Saunders said in a statement.
"I want to thank Dr. Burns as well as my medical team at Mayo Clinic for their hard work in diagnosing my situation and creating a plan to help me achieve a cancer-free outcome.
"I am attacking this with the same passion I do everything in my life, knowing this is a serious issue. I also know that God has prepared me to fight this battle."
Saunders, 60, expects to beat the disease and continue his duties with the team without interruption.