Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lucky. There Are a Lot Are Worse off Than Me; United Legend Free of Cancer

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lucky. There Are a Lot Are Worse off Than Me; United Legend Free of Cancer

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Byline: By LIZ LAMB

FOOTBALL favourite Bobby Moncur is today celebrating the greatest win of his life.

The 63-year-old former Newcastle United captain has won his a nine-month battle against cancer of the colon.

Following a meeting with his specialist Mark Katory at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead yesterday afternoon, the 1969 Fairs Cup winning skipper has been told he is now cancer-free.

It is news the grandfather of-three, his devoted wife Camille and children Paul, 39 and Angela, 37, had been praying for.

Bobby said: "It's great news. Mr Katory said to me that I can now say I am cancer free.

"There will be an on-going programme to keep a check on me.

"I have always said that when I was given the all-clear I wanted people to know. For someone like me you can never really say all-clear, but the cancer's gone.

"I had a tremendous reaction from well-wishers after I was diagnosed and I want people to know the news."

The ex-Scotland captain was given the devastating news he had a cancerous tumour in September and weeks later had surgery to remove 12 inches of his colon.

He then had six months of chemotherapy.

Bobby said: "I consider myself very lucky. The treatment was not pleasant but there are a lot of people who are worse off.

"The chemotherapy made me very nauseous but it didn't stop me. I didn't miss a day of work and I didn't lose my hair.

"When I was diagnosed I was totally staggered. It was a shock and a terrible news. Cancer was a disease that happened to other people.

"I was told I had a tumour and it was cancerous. It was life-threatening and it had to be taken out.

"I had a colonoscopy immediately after that and my wife Camille was there.

"She was absolutely fantastic and kept asking the right questions. I can't talk too highly about the staff and the surgeon who helped me, they were great. …

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