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Wales footballer David Brooks reveals cancer diagnosis

13 Oct 2021 2 minutes Read
David Brooks. Photo FAW

The Wales footballer David Brooks has revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

In statement released on social media the AFC Bournemouth midfielder said he has Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and that he will begin a course of treatment next week.

He said that the diagnosis has come as a “shock” to himself and his family, but added that the prognosis is a “positive one”, and said that he is “confident” that he will make a “full recovery”.

The player also thanked everyone at the Football Association of Wales “because without the swift attention of their medical team we may not have detected the illness.”

In a statement released in social media he said: “This is a very difficult message for me to write. I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week.

“Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back playing as soon as possible.

“I’d like to show my appreciation to the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff who have been treating me for their professionalism, warmth and understanding during this period.

“I want to thank everyone at the Football Association of Wales because without the swift attention of their medical team we may not have detected the illness.

“I’d also like to say thank you to AFC Bournemouth for all of their support and assistance this past week.

‘Privacy’ 

He added: “Although I appreciate that there will be media attention and interest, I would like to ask that my privacy is respected in the coming months and I will share updates on my progress when I am able to do so.

“In the meantime, thank you to everyone for their messages of support – it means so much and will continue to do so in the months ahead.

“I look forward to seeing you all again and playing the sport I love very soon.”

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Ed Jones
Ed Jones
6 days ago

All the best David, you and your family/friends are in our thoughts.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
6 days ago

Hope he makes a full recovery. Best wishes and prayers.

Last edited 6 days ago by Mr Williams
Elvey MacDonald
Elvey MacDonald
5 days ago

I’m sure you will recover soon David – also that you know we are all wishing you a speedy recovery. We are looking forward to seeing you once again in the red shirt of Cymru.

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