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The diagnosis, throat cancer, emerged during a routine medical check-up: Never underestimate prevention, give priority to health
Whoever wondered why he was absent on the day of the presentation of the French striker Giroud, now has an answer. The diagnosis, throat cancer, which emerged during a routine medical check-up he had undergone in recent weeks in Milan. Symptoms, zero. And also for this reason that Ivan Gazidis, managing director of Milan, has chosen to make his own battle against cancer: perch prevention can make a difference, because time can play a fundamental role, especially when you have to face an opponent like this.
There is never a good time for a cancer diagnosis, fortunately it seems a very treatable form – said the South African manager, 56 years -. A high-level medical team will follow me and I have the support of my loved ones and all colleagues and collaborators of the Club: I am confident, on the basis of all the first medical consultations, that the tumor will be treated successfully, with a complete recovery. My diagnosis demonstrates the importance of regular medical check-ups, even if you have no symptoms. I feel I can encourage everyone to prioritize their health and do not underestimate prevention, even in the daily obligations of life and work.
Gazidis already flew to New York to undergo a course of therapy in a clinic specializing in cancer treatment, recommended by oncologists of the Ieo of Milan. Even the Italian doctors, including those of the Rossoneri staff, seem optimistic about the treatment and recovery: Based on a vast series of clinical tests and investigations, promptly performed, the doctors expect that he will recover completely, Milan writes in a statement published on the site.
The immediate diagnosis was decisive, as mentioned. T.there are none, even if the hope that in a few months the worst may be behind us. To those close to him in these difficult moments, Gazidis has transmitted great determination and serenity. He knows the battle will be difficult, but he intends to face it head on. A concept that he expressed directly to the team and all employees with a video. We have a strong team, on and off the pitch – he concluded – and I have full confidence in their ability to carry our Club forward in the coming weeks. See you soon and always Forza Milan.
Appointed in 2018 by Elliott, the American fund owner of the club, Gazidis succeeded during these first three years in the goal he had set himself: to combine virtuous and sustainable financial management with the return of the team to high levels after many disappointing seasons and too many bad investments. The qualification for the Champions League, after seven years of unsuccessful attempts and with a young and prospective team, is proof of this. The key to everything – his words after an amazing second place in the championship – is always team play. Now more than ever.
July 20, 2021 (change July 20, 2021 | 23:19)