Sir Bobby battling inoperable cancer

SIR Bobby Robson is fighting a battle against an inoperable cancer, the Ipswich Town legend revealed today.The 74-year-old vowed to carrying on battling the disease, which has re-occurred in his lungs.

SIR Bobby Robson is fighting a battle against an inoperable cancer, the Ipswich Town legend revealed today.

The 74-year-old vowed to carrying on battling the disease, which has re-occurred in his lungs.

He will now undergo a six-week course of chemotherapy on the small cancerous nodes discovered during tests.

Doctors are hoping the treatment will control the cancer.

Sir Bobby, who is Ipswich Town president, revealed his fifth cancer battle over the past 15 years, in a national Sunday newspaper.

The former Ipswich and England manager was taken ill during at Ipswich's game against Crystal Palace last August. He was subsequently treated in hospital for a tumour on his face.

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In May last year surgeons removed another cancerous tumour from one of his lungs.

Undeterred by his latest illness Sir Bobby attended yesterday Newcastle's 0-2 defeat at St James' Park against Blackburn.

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