It is no longer news that the Nigerian and Wolves Stopper, Carl Ikeme, was diagnosed of acute Leukemia. Ikeme, 31, had his blood test return as ‘abnormal’ earlier this month during a preseason check and was later diagnosed of acute leukemia. He has commenced chemotherapy and we wish him speedy and full recovery.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood, with the disease occurring mostly in the bone marrow but manifesting in the blood. A good way of finding it early is blood tests – full blood count. This serves as a good screening for the disease when there are no symptoms.