Sir Bobby faces new cancer fight

IPSWICH Town legend Sir Bobby Robson is battling cancer for the fifth time.The 74-year-old former England manager, who made his name as a manager at Ipswich Town - winning the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 - has battled the disease on and off for the last 15 years.

IPSWICH Town legend Sir Bobby Robson is battling cancer for the fifth time.

The 74-year-old former England manager, who made his name as a manager at Ipswich Town - winning the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 - has battled the disease on and off for the last 15 years.

He started a six-week course of chemotherapy treatment last week after doctors discovered small cancerous nodules in his lungs.

Sir Bobby has vowed to carry on with his life as normal and will attend his annual charity golf day in Portugal next week before celebrating his 52nd wedding anniversary next month with wife Elsie.


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He said: "Of course, it's not the greatest news I've ever had but I have fought hard throughout my life and I will continue to fight. I will battle as I've always done.

"My last operation in August was a success but this time the doctors have said they can't operate.

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"The good news is that they are measuring the nodules in my lungs in millimetres rather than centimetres!

"That is encouraging and we are hopeful the treatment will keep it under control.”

Full story, see Monday's EADT.

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