'Progress is good' – David Brooks, 24, gives 'positive' update on cancer battle after Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis

DAVID BROOKS has delivered a 'promising' and 'positive' update on his battle with cancer.

The Wales and Bournemouth star, 24, was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma in October.

Brooks says he is halfway through a treatment of chemotherapy for the illness but the outlook on a recovery appears bright at this stage.

Brooks tweeted: "Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone! I felt that now is the right time to update you all on my progress following my diagnosis in October last year.

"I am currently undergoing treatment and, although I'm only halfway through, the progress is good and the outlook is promising and positive.

"I look forward to hopefully sharing more good news in the months ahead."

Wales' medical staff were key in identifying the problem when Brooks complained of fatigue on international duty.

And Brooks has thanked all the well wishes he has received following the shock news and says he has been in contact with team-mates for both club and country.

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He added: "I want to thank everyone who got in touch following the initial diagnosis – I was overwhelmed by the incredible messages of support from family, friends, team mates and everyone across social media during this difficult period.

"I've been keeping in touch with everyone at Bournemouth and the national team and I am looking forward to an exciting finish to the season for club and country.

"Thank you again for all your love and support."

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