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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.

Top snooker player in fresh cancer battle

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."

Essex snooker star Ali Carter given 'all clear' from cancer

Ali Carter Credit: PA

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

The 33-year-old, from Colchester, underwent an operation shortly after making his cancer diagnosis public on July 1.

But 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.

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