Breaking news out of Melbourne this morning, which has stunned us all... Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Roo & Ditts spoke to Tyson Edwards, who dealt with this exact scenario in 2009 when he was also diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Listen to Tyson's story and his thoughts on what Jesse will be going through right now:
MELBOURNE DEMONS STATEMENT:
THE MELBOURNE Football Club wishes to advise that Jesse Hogan has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and will today undergo surgery to have the tumor removed.
Jesse underwent an ultrasound late last week which revealed a small mass in his testicle suggestive of a seminoma, which is a type of cancer.
Jesse has also undergone a CT scan which determined the cancer has not spread to any other part of his body
It’s important to reinforce that this was an extremely early detection and the seminoma is in its earliest stage of growth. He is expected to make a full recovery.
General Manager of Football Josh Mahoney said “The Club’s collective heart is with Jesse Hogan. This is clearly a very difficult time for Jesse and his health and wellbeing is the number one priority for us.
“We informed the players of this on Friday and respected Jesse’s wishes to keep this information private up until this point.
“Jesse will obviously miss a period of football due to this surgery but we expect him to make a full recovery and return to AFL in the short-term future.
We ask the public and media to respect his privacy during this period.