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Wolves keeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

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The club have announced on Twitter he's suffering from acute leukaemia. He returned abnormal blood tests during pre-season testing, and further tests revealed the leukaemia. He will be undergoing chemotherapy.

Wish him all the best in this lengthy battle. Always comes across like a loyal professional even thoughhe's lost his temper a couple of times.

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Never nice to hear of things like this. Hope he recovers fully. 

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Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is to begin chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

The Championship club say Ikeme, 31, returned "abnormal blood tests" during pre-season testing and further checks confirmed the diagnosis.

Ikeme has been with Wolves for his entire career, making more than 200 appearances for Wanderers.

Thirty-three of those came last season, having previously been in the team that won the League One title in 2013-14.

"It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis," said Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple.

"That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide - we are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40525587

Terrible news. Survival in adults is low isn't it or have I got that wrong?

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4 minutes ago, HoneyNUFC said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40525587

Terrible news. Survival in adults is low isn't it or have I got that wrong?

It really depends, especially on the type of cell mutations, but overall, the survival rate is much better than it used to be. 

A brother of a friend was diagnosed with a 4th stage leukemia over 10 years ago, he responded to the treatment well and it went into remission. He's alive and well today too. 

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