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Ex-Manchester United star Mickey Thomas cancer free after two-year battle – Manchester Evening News

Former Manchester United and Wales winger Mickey Thomas has revealed on social media that he is cancer free almost three years after his diagnosis.

The 67-year-old was in January 2019 diagnosed with stomach cancer and warned by doctors that his prognosis “doesn’t look good”.

Thankfully, just shy of three years later and following an operation and further treatment, Thomas took to social media to confirm the news.

“Great result yesterday – after CT scan my results came back and now I’m cancer free. So happy,” Thomas wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Thomas spent three seasons at United from the late 1970s, making over 100 appearances.

He told the Mirror in April 2020 of his initial diganosis: “They said ‘we couldn’t even get the camera down you because you have a very, very large tumour’.

“They said ‘it doesn’t look very good’. I was on my own and I was shaking. I said ‘how long have I got?’ and the doctor said ‘I don’t know, but we have to get you in straight away’.

“My life changed from that moment. I was really scared, I thought I was going to die. I collapsed because I was in shock.

“As I drove to the hospital that day, I looked back along the coast where I lived and thought ‘am I coming back?’”

United responded to Thomas’ news by tweeting: “Fabulous news, Mickey. All the best from everyone at the club.”

Former players also passed on their messages of congratulations, including Danny Higginbotham, two tweeted: “Great news Mickey. Brilliant!!”

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