Snooker ace in fresh cancer battle

Snooker player Ali Carter has revealed he's in a fresh fight with cancer

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Snooker ace says he'll fight cancer and thanks fans for support

Snooker star Ali Carter from Chelmsford has thanked fans for their messages after revealing he's fighting lung cancer. The Essex player, who's 34, is to undergo Chemotherapy.

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

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Overwhelming amount of messages of good wishes and support. Too many to thank personally but thank you all so much for all your kind words.

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My big match starts tomorrow: Me v Cancer. Going to be a long one but get your money on - I'm up for this one! Biggest match if my life!

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Top snooker player in fresh cancer battle

Ali Carter in action
Ali Carter in action Credit: PA Images

Essex snooker star Ali Carter has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

World Snooker has announced that the 34-year-old from Chelmsford will undergo a course of chemotherapy. He's twice been runner-up at the world championships.

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."