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George Alagiah to be treated for bowel cancer for the second time

From BBC - January 15, 2018

BBC newsreader George Alagiah is to undergo medical treatment for bowel cancer for the second time.

The news was confirmed by the 62-year-old's agent, who added: "He is in discussions with his medical team about treatment options and the way forward."

Alagiah was previously treated in April 2014, returning to the screen 18 months later.

In a statement, the BBC said: "Everyone sends George and his family their best wishes as he undergoes treatment."

Alagiah said: "My brilliant doctors are determined to get me back to a disease-free state and I know they have the skill to do just that.

"I learned last time around how important the support of family and friends is and I am blessed in that department. I genuinely feel positive as I prepare for this new challenge."

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