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Bobby Moncur In Second Cancer Shock

6 years ago
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The last Newcastle United Captain to lift silverware, Bobby Moncur, has revealed that he has been treated for a second type of cancer.

Moncur was treated for bowel cancer in 2007 and it was while being monitored in the follow up to that particular cancer, the former Newcastle centre-back was diagnosed in January this year with Oesophageal cancer.

Speaking to the BBC, the United Fairs Cup winner said that staff at the QE Hospital in Gateshead had noticed changes to his oesophagus (food pipe) lining.

The condition is called Barrett’s oesophagus and can lead to cancer.

Bobby Moncur;

“I’m lucky, I know I have had cancer twice but I am lucky because I have been treated by the right people and it was found early enough.”

Moncur was operated on for eight hours at the RVI in Newcastle by Professor Mike Griffin, to remove his oesophagus and a large cancerous area.

Professor Griffin commenting;

“In some respects Bobby was fortunate that he was on the surveillance programme so that we picked this up, just as it developed into a cancer.”

Everybody at The Mag wishes Bobby all the best in his recovery.

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