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Jesse Hogan sidelined after cancer diagnosis

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and will be away from football for the foreseeable future.

Melbourne have confirmed that Hogan underwent scans last week which revealed a ‘small mass’ which suggests seminoma, a type of cancer.

Further scans have cleared Hogan of the cancer spreading elsewhere in his body, and the club believed he should make a full recovery and will be able to return to the field later in the year.

He will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

“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,” footy manager Josh Mahoney said.

“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.”

It has been suggested that the minimum absence would be from 4-8 weeks.

Hogan missed the weekend’s win over Adelaide through illness, while his father died of bone marrow cancer only two weeks ago.

Carlton defender Sam Rowe received successful treatment for testicular cancer in 2012 and has made a full recovery to play 81 games so far with the Blues.

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