Jean-Paul Boëtius again struck by cancer: ‘It has spread, I will undergo chemotherapy’ | Dutch football

Jean-Paul Boëtius announced in a message on Instagram that he is suffering from cancer again. Metastases have been found in the 29-year-old footballer, who will be diagnosed in 2022 went under the knife due to a tumor in his testicle.

Because the tumor was discovered at an early stage, the former Feyenoord player was able to undergo successful surgery. On Friday, the 29-year-old footballer announced that he is still struggling with metastases in his lymph nodes, for which he will undergo chemotherapy.

‘After a difficult period and hard work for a great step forward, I have something to share. Even though I have already defeated cancer, it has spread to my retroperitoneal lymph nodes (at the back of the abdomen, ed.). This means that I will undergo chemotherapy, followed by rehabilitation.’

In his post, Boëtius expresses a word of thanks. ‘I would like to express my gratitude for all the love and support I have received. Your support is a beacon of hope. I look forward to the moment when I can play in a full stadium again. I’ll see you there!’

The attacker is not the first player to have a tumor discovered in his testicles. Testicular cancer was also discovered in then Hertha teammate Marco Richter. The same thing happened to ex-Ajax player Sébastien Haller (Borussia Dortumd) and PSV mercenary Timo Baumgartl (Union Berlin).

Boëtius is currently without a club. Last summer he trained with Sparta, but that did not lead to a permanent stay. The winger previously played for Feyenoord, Basel, Genk, Mainz and Hertha BSC. He played one international match for the Dutch national team.

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