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."

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Snooker ace in fresh cancer battle

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