Super Eagle goalkeeper Carl Ikeme battles with acute leukaemia- what it is?

It is a pity that Carl Ikeme battles with acute leukaemia. Nigerian international and Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is battling with acute leukaemia. The Super Eagle goalkeeper requires immediate chemotherapy. While others players are battling to win regular sheet at the club during their pre-season Carl Ikeme will be praying to win the battle against leukaemia.

As a layman you may be wondered what exactly is leukaemia. Leukaemia is a cancer which starts in blood-forming tissue, usually the bone marrow. It leads to the over-production of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system which defends the body against infection.

Carl Ikeme battles with acute leukaemia

Nigerians are praying for him as he continues his chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is a cell-killing drugs. Steroids are normally used along with chemotherapy for lymphoid leukaemia.

According the Sun,  The Nigeria international, 31, returned some abnormal blood tests during pre-season testing. And upon further medical investigation it has been discovered that he is suffering from leukaemia.

The keeper, who came through the ranks at Molineux and has made over 200 appearances for the club, will now undergo an immediate course of

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple said: “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis.

As Carl Ikeme battles with acute leukaemia, we pray he wins the battle. We love you.

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