Schilling announced last week that he is battling cancer. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who announced last week that he had cancer, underwent surgery and is recovering, his daughter confirmed Monday. In a statement last week through ESPN, the network for which Schilling serves as a broadcaster, he announced his cancer diagnosis. In the days leading up to surgery, Schilling expressed thanks to his many well-wishers on both Facebook and Twitter. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said last Wednesday in a statement released by ESPN. "Dads surgery went really well! Now he's in recovery #GodBless." He won World Series championships with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox . All rights reserved.