Sir Bobby cancer battle latest

FOOTBALL legend Sir Bobby Robson is making good progress in his latest battle against cancer, his agent has revealed.

FOOTBALL legend Sir Bobby Robson is making good progress in his latest battle against cancer, his agent has revealed.

The 74-year-old former Ipswich Town and England manager is undergoing a second course of chemotherapy after cancerous nodules were found in his lungs.

He revealed his latest cancer fight - he has beaten the disease four times over the last 15 years - in May and said treatment had started to control the condition.

His agent Jane Morgan said Sir Bobby, who is now honorary president of Ipswich Town, said: “Sir Bobby is currently undergoing a second course of chemotherapy and there is nothing further to say on his condition at this time.


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“But he is doing very well and is extremely strong, both in character and physically, and if anybody is going to beat this, he will.”

Ms Morgan said Sir Bobby had been to watch the England cricket Test match in Chester-le-Street this week and was planning to watch the tennis at Wimbledon next week.

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She said: “He is in very good spirits and he's still managing to do the things he likes doing - it (the cancer) is not interfering with his life. He's carrying on as normal.”

Sir Bobby underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour in August last year after being taken ill watching Ipswich Town's first match of the 2006/07 season.

Revealing his latest fight against cancer two months ago, he said: “My last operation in August was a success but this time the doctors can't operate.”

Previously, Sir Bobby survived bowel cancer in 1992 and a rare form of malignant melanoma in 1995 and had a golf ball-sized tumour removed from his lung in May 2006.

He has credited Ipswich Hospital surgeon Huw Davies, who diagnosed the melanoma, with saving his life, and has fronted major appeals at the hospital to raise money for vital cancer-fighting equipment.

Sir Bobby now works as an advisor to the Republic of Ireland squad.

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