England international undergoing chemo after second cancer diagnosis

Former England prop Alex Corbisiero has revealed that he is battling cancer for a second time in the last 12 months.

Back in March, the 31-year-old revealed that he had discovered a lump the size of a pumpkin.

Surgery and chemotherapy were the result, but the loosehead-prop revealed yesterday that he’d received a second diagnosis.

“When I opened up about my cancer experience in March, I was very hopeful it was behind me,” wrote Corbisiero.

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“Celebrate all adversity as it makes you grow stronger.” -Conor McGregor When I opened up about my cancer experience in March, I was very hopeful it was behind me. Unfortunately, the doctors discovered that it has spread to some of my lymph nodes. I’m currently on week 5 of 9 of chemotherapy under the amazing care of the staff at Guy’s hospital in London. I’m mentally and physically in a good place and staying positive throughout this rollercoaster of ups and downs. I am surrounded by my fiancée, family and close friends, and very grateful for all the love and support. I just want to remind everyone, despite Covid, please go and get checked! Time is of the essence and I am very lucky to have caught this early again. In the words of my hero, @therock , “Just Bring It.”

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“Unfortunately, the doctors discovered that it has spread to some of my lymph nodes. I’m currently on week 5 of 9 of chemotherapy under the amazing care of the staff at Guy’s hospital in London.

“I’m mentally and physically in a good place and staying positive throughout this rollercoaster of ups and downs. I am surrounded by my fiancée, family and close friends, and very grateful for all the love and support.

“I just want to remind everyone, despite Covid, please go and get checked! Time is of the essence and I am very lucky to have caught this early again.”


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