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Former Leeds midfielder diagnosed with cancer

Former Leeds United midfielder Stephen McPhail has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

He is suffering from an uncommon form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and he is to undergo three weeks of treatment, for what is called stage one MALT lymphoma.

Luckily for Stephen the cancer was spotted at a very early stage by the Cardiff City medical staff.

McPhail is currently injured after having a thigh operation, after suffering an injury against Nottingham Forest at the start of this month.

The 29 year old is hoping to have recovered from the injury and the treatment in time to start playing again in January.

McPhail joined Leeds in 1995 and came through the clubs youth system and helped the club win the FA Youth Cup in 1997.
Stephen then went on to make 78 appearances for the first team between 1997 and 2004, he`s now at Cardiff City in the Championship.

The Republic of Ireland international is reported to be in good spirits despite the problem and all are best wishes are sent from everyone at Vital Leeds.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 22 2009

Time: 11:37AM

Your Comments

Glad to hear that is been treated and he can be expected to be back in January. Always thought he was a bit overlooked at Leeds, he has a fantastic left foot. Get well soon
dazza71
Thats sad news, glad that he will soon be back, must still be worrying for him and his family. Hope he's better soon.
King Billy
Hope all goes well with him
herringthorpe
good luck to him! its a hard fight for everyone involved. i hope his family doesnt suffer like the ones of people i have known to have cancer! i wish him a full recovery!
Dobbo96
Eddie Gray says he had massive talent but never quite produced the goods on the field. Haing gone through battling Big C myself I wish him the best of luck as its a hard hard journey
erni
My sister in laws just got over it, it can be a long hard struggle for all the family.
dazza71
lets hope the lad makes a full recovery!
merlin
All the best
Tiny T
bloody cancer, hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
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