Crowe reveals a resumption of cancer battle

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Former New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe has revealed that he has to resume his battle with cancer, after a year in remission, but feels better equipped to deal with it this time around.

Former New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe has revealed that he has to resume his battle with cancer, after a year in remission, but feels better equipped to deal with it this time around.

Crowe was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 and managed to beat it back, but this week he revealed on Twitter than the incurable form of the disease had returned, after he went for tests after suffering back pain.

He tweeted: "After a brilliant year of self discovery and recovery, I have more work to do. My friend and tough taskmaster Lymphoma is back to teach me.

"To say you can't beat lymphoma is not quite true, many have. Yet follicular lymphoma is incurable, and can be treated and tamed for many long years."

He then explained further on Fairfax Media: "I was hopeful that after the first episode I might be clear for a few years; I felt very well.

"I feel much wiser and better equipped to deal with the situation than I was last time. I'll get stuck into the treatment again with the same resolve and positivity."

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