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    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    Ederson reveals he has testicular cancer

    Former Brazil midfielder, Ederson, has revealed he has testicular cancer.
    The 31-year-old told a news conference on Tuesday, that he won’t be able to play for his Flamengo club for months.
    The disease was detected last Saturday and he will undergo surgery next Monday.
    Flamengo doctor, Marcio Tannure, has said there was a 99% chance of total recovery for Ederson.
    The club’s chairman, Eduardo Bandeira de Mello, has promised that the player will have the club’s full support despite his contract ending December this year.
    “When we had the first news of the anti-doping we kept our full confidence in him, he is an example of an athlete,” De Mello said.
    The cancer was detected after blood and image exams.”
    An emotional Ederson said he was still processing the discovery.
    “I am upset, but also confident about the next days. It will be another battle and I have won a few in my life,” he said.
    “I am sure that I will win this one, too, to play football as soon as possible.
    “There is a chance he will go through chemotherapy, but that depends on the biopsy. But the prospects for recovery are indeed good.”

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