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Former Ireland international Kevin Sheedy given 'all clear' after cancer surgery

Former Ireland international Kevin Sheedy given 'all clear' after cancer surgery

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The Everton youth coach recently received the good news that his bowel cancer had been successfully treated and has urged others not to be embarrassed to visit their GP

Former Ireland international Kevin Sheedy has been told that his surgery was successful after undergoing treatment for bowel cancer.

The Everton youth coach was diagnosed early with the condition and believes that the detection and treatment of the ailment is what ultimately saved his life.

"I will need regular checks to monitor my recovery. My life has been saved through early detection and I am told that over 90 per cent who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated," he told evertonfc.com.

"I would strongly urge anybody who has concerns to go immediately to their GP. Don’t be embarrassed to go otherwise you could die of that embarrassment."

He added: "I would like to say a massive thank-you to everybody who sent me messages of support, which I got from all over the world.

"It was very touching and really helped me to deal with my situation knowing that so many people were rooting for me," concluded Sheedy

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