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Hughes reveals cancer scare

Published: Friday 6 February 2004, 14.24CET
Twice a European Champion Clubs' Cup winner with Liverpool FC, Emlyn Hughes is battling against cancer.
 
Published: Friday 6 February 2004, 14.24CET

Hughes reveals cancer scare

Twice a European Champion Clubs' Cup winner with Liverpool FC, Emlyn Hughes is battling against cancer.

The former Liverpool FC and England captain Emlyn Hughes is about to undergo a course of chemotherapy for brain cancer.

Hughes hopeful
Doctors discovered that Hughes had a brain tumour last year after the 55-year-old collapsed at his home near Sheffield. Surgeons removed the majority of the growth but radiotherapy could not eradicate the tumour, which is now cancerous. "It has stopped growing but I am not out of the woods yet," said Hughes. "We will have to see how things go."

European success
Hughes was awarded an OBE in 1980 in recognition for a marvellous career which saw him win four league championships, an FA Cup, two UEFA Cups and 62 England caps. Hughes was also part of the Liverpool teams which won the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1977 and 1978.

 
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