Commentator Robin Jackman diagnosed with cancer

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Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 14:40 [IST]
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Robin Jackman diagnosed with cancer

Johannesburg, Nov 7: After Tony Greig and Martin Crowe, England cricketer turned commentator, Robin Jackman has been diagnosed with cancer and is expected to undergo seven weeks of radiotherapy and two operations to remove malign tumours.

The cricketer turned commentator has been diagnosed with malign tumours in his vocal chords as he is expected to undergo operations to remove the same followed by radio therapy for seven weeks and rest for 4 weeks.

The 67-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer, became the third high profiel commentator to be affected within a month's time after Tony Grieg and Martin Crowe.

"It's not the prettiest, but I got it early and I'm confident I'll be fine," Jackman was quoted as saying in the South African media.

Jackman, who has been making his living off the microphone, has had two malignant tumours removed from his vocal chords already and this being the third time, the commentator has been advised seven weeks of radiotherapy.

With Geoffrey Boycott being a classic example among former players and commentators surviving cancer as he took proper medication and moreover early diagnosis helped Boycott recover from cancer. While Boycott's story has been inspiring to many, India's Yuvraj Singh who also battled a rare germ cell cancer at a young age is another example and truly inspirational.


Story first published:  Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11:28 [IST]
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