Updated: 23/08/2012 06:15 | By pa.press.net

Sheedy diagnosed with cancer



Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer

Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer

Everton academy coach Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The 52-year-old, who as a player featured heavily in the club's success of the mid-1980s, will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be absent from Finch Farm for some time.

"It's not ideal but I have to remain positive," said Sheedy. "After a period of rehabilitation I will return to my coaching role at Everton."

Sheedy was keen to highlight the importance of people being aware of getting an early diagnosis if they experienced any problems.

"There is a history in the family," he told evertonfc.com.

"It's so important that people don't ignore the early signs and symptoms and don't be afraid to consult a GP."

Sheedy, a former Republic of Ireland international, made 369 appearances for Everton, scoring 97 goals.

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Stop these stupid dating sites advertising in things like this.Have some respect
22/08/2012 14:38
22/08/2012 13:50
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Best wishes, and good luck for a speedy recovery
22/08/2012 14:39
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hopefully they,ve caught it ,just in time,goodluck,
22/08/2012 13:41
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Get well soon Kevin. Will never forget your goal against the old enemy in Sardinia in 1990.
22/08/2012 16:37
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remember him as a kid in the 80's along with bailey, gray, reid, bracewell-all greats-he was and still is, no different-a real player from back in the day-who played for the game.

fingers crossed and best wishes from a blue.

everyone's rooting for you.

22/08/2012 16:13
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Take it easy Sheeds !! All the best lad !
22/08/2012 16:01
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Am sure along with all other United fans wish Kevin a full and speedy recovery  
22/08/2012 15:39
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Good  Luck  Kevin , wish  you  all  the  best  for  a  full  recovery !  From a  Man  Utd  fan .
22/08/2012 16:50
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All the very best   in your treatment and full recovery.
May GOD be with you     YOUR A WINNER   NEXT GOAL TO BEAT THE BIG   C

YNWA   FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE PARK  
22/08/2012 15:01
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A living legend long may he live SHHEEEEEDDYY

He is a blue,and a fighter get well soon kevin lad  

22/08/2012 16:33
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get well and get back soon, all the very best.
22/08/2012 15:58
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Get well soon Kevin . seen you play alot in the 80's great player. Man united fan .

22/08/2012 17:28
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From a true Red Fan here.... all the best Kevin!! You are a legend of Everton - and by extension a legend of the City of Liverpool - so we are all behind you mate. Keep fighting pal and bounce back fast!! YNWA
22/08/2012 14:59
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best wishes from all at Chelsea, get well soon

 

22/08/2012 16:00
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i am very sorry to here that kevin sheedy  is not to well , and i wish him all the best and recover from is op, and  hope a return back to goodisonpark  very soon  he was a good player in is days , all the best keven , . i will be thinking of you,  . D.ROWLANDS 
22/08/2012 16:58
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I have experienced bowel cancer too. Early diagnosis and surgery appears to have solved the problem.

 

Kevin is right to remain positive, my cancer was three years ago, and I am fine now.

 

Still have six monthly check ups, but all ok so far.

 

Stay positive Kevin. No reason why you can't carry on after the surgery and follow up treatment.

 

Very best wishes to you.

 

Morrice Wells (United Fan)

 

22/08/2012 17:07
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good to see reds and blues uniting over this one :)  40 years of being a blue-and if it was a red i'd be saying the same-speedy recovery mate to a real gentleman.

you WILL beat it mate-hope the surgery goes well this week-just been announced on liverpool radio news.

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Great player, best wishes for a speedy recovery, your a winner.
22/08/2012 16:04
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good luck mate,i hope they have got it early enough for you to make a full recovery
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