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England Legend Geoffrey Boycott Diagnosed With Throat Cancer Again


Geoffrey Boycott Confirms Second Cancer Diagnosis [X.com]

In a recent and concerning development, former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has confirmed his diagnosis of throat cancer for the second time. The legendary cricketer first encountered this formidable disease in 2002 when he was 62 years old, undergoing gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

Geoffrey Boycott, now 83, shared the news with a media channel, emphasizing the necessity of exceptional medical facilities and a bit of luck to overcome the disease once more. Despite the grim prognosis, the former batsman remains optimistic and hopeful.

It has now been confirmed: Boycott

“In the last few weeks I have had an MRI Scan, CT Scan, a PET Scan, and two biopsies and it has now been confirmed I have throat cancer and will require an operation." he said.

"From past experience, I realize that to overcome cancer a second time, I will need excellent medical treatment and quite a bit of luck. Even if the operation is successful, every cancer patient knows they have to live with the possibility of it returning. So, I will just get on with it and hope for the best," Boycott further said.

This diagnosis is not Boycott’s only health challenge in recent years. In 2018, he underwent quadruple bypass open-heart surgery, showcasing his resilience and fighting spirit.

Boycott's contributions to the England cricket team are monumental. Over his 25-year career, primarily with Yorkshire, he played 108 Tests, amassing 8,114 runs, including 42 fifties and 22 centuries. 

His final Test match was against India in 1982. After retiring from playing in 1986, Boycott transitioned into a successful career as a commentator, notably spending 14 years with BBC's Test Match Special before retiring in 2020.