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Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

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Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 14:34 [IST]
 
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Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Wellington, Sep 17: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe on Wednesday revealed that he has suffered a relapse of his cancer.

"After a brilliant year of self discovery and recovery I have more work to do. My friend & tough taskmaster Lymphoma is back to teach me," Crowe wrote on his Twitter page today.

"I say Lymphoma as a 'friend' coz it delivered me a message to remove the past for good in 2012, which I have. Its returned as the taskmaster," he added in another tweet.

The 51-year-old had suffered from a form of lymphoma in 2012. But after chemotherapy he was "clear for a few years". However, after suffering back pains he visited his doctor recently and test revealed that cancer had returned, the local media reported.

"You never beat lymphoma," he was quoted as saying in New Zealand media.

"But I was hopeful that after the first episode I might be clear for a few years; I felt very well.

"I will now have to have further treatment,'' he added.

Crowe played 77 Tests and 143 One Day Internationals for New Zealand between 1982 and 1995. He captained the team at the 1992 World Cup, taking them to the semi-finals.

What is Lymphoma?

"Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when lymphocytes - white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease - begin behaving abnormally. Abnormal lymphocytes may divide faster than normal cells or they may live longer than they are supposed to.

Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood or other organs," according to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

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Story first published:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:53 [IST]
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