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Ali Carter is diagnosed with lung cancer

Updated: Saturday, 24 May 2014 10:35 | Comments

Ali Carter will undergo a course of chemotherapy following the diagnosis
Ali Carter will undergo a course of chemotherapy following the diagnosis

Two-time World Championship runner-up Ali Carter has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

World Snooker announced on Saturday that the 34-year-old from Chelmsford will undergo a course of chemotherapy.

Carter, who suffers from Crohn's disease, last year recovered from testicular cancer to resume his career.

World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association chairman Jason Ferguson said: "Ali is the toughest competitor I know and having spoken to him over the last few days I can assure everyone he has the fight to get through the battle ahead."

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