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Roughead begins immunotherapy treatment

  • Roughead begins immunotherapy treatment

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks looks on with his teammates during the round 11 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 4, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Hawthorn AFL player Jarryd Roughead has begun immunotherapy treatment for cancer.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out of football for at least 12 months after being diagnosed with a recurrence of melanoma in May.


"In conjunction with established cancer therapies, immunotherapy provides real hope for more effective treatment of a wide range of cancers, including melanoma," Dr Mark Shackleton from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre told AFL.com.au.

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