Aston Villa's captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia and we explain the condition in more detail.
- Leukaemia is a disease where the cause of which is unknown and the bone marrow produces large numbers of abnormal cells.
- Acute leukaemia can progress rapidly if not treated and develops in the immature bone marrow cells.
- Symptoms can include a pale complexion, fatigue, joint pain, nosebleeds and repeated infections such as sore throats.
- This type of leukaemia is rare and more common in children and young people, however it requires urgent medical treatment, usually with chemotherapy.
More top news
A campaign to remove the term 'Essex Girl' from the dictionary due to its sexist and derogatory connotations is gaining traction.
A victim of sexual abuse by a paedophile imam has criticised police after her attacker fled the country during the middle of his trial.
The legendary Brazilian, who has died at 72, scored one of the most iconic goals in football history as he led his team to World Cup glory.