Double Ashes-winning England hero Lamb reveals cancer diagnosis

Double Ashes-winning England hero Allan Lamb reveals prostate cancer diagnosis as the 67-year-old urges men to ‘put your egos aside’ and get checked

  • Allan Lamb won two Ashes and three cricket World Cups for England
  • The 67-year-old has now revealed he is battling against prostate cancer
  • Lamb has undergone a month of treatment, and urged men to get tested 

Former England cricket captain Allan Lamb has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer.

Lamb, who is 67, broke the news on social media as part of an awareness week.

He tweeted: ‘I urge all men to go and get their PSA levels checked as prostate cancer so often goes undiagnosed.

Allan Lamb (right) has announced that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer 

‘Having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I have just completed a month of treatment. Put your egos aside — don’t be ignorant about your health.’

Messages of goodwill poured in for the right-handed South African-born batsman who was involved in two victorious Ashes campaigns and three World Cups.   

The England cricketer won two Ashes in a career where he served as captain of his nation 




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