Ali Carter will return to tournament snooker at the Shanghai Masters after being given the all-clear from testicular cancer.

The 33-year-old underwent an operation shortly after making his cancer diagnosis public on 1 July and he later sought a follow-up examination from his oncologist.

But tonight the two-time world finalist wrote on his Twitter account: "Just had the best news ever! I've got the all clear!

"Will be back in action in the shanghai masters. Thankyou everyone for all your support!"

His decision to return for September's world ranking event in Shanghai gives Carter another two months to recuperate from his illness.

The news of Carter's cancer followed a health scare in 2003 when the Colchester player was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.

Carter, the world number 15, is a three-time ranking event winner and lost both of his world finals to Ronnie O'Sullivan.