Good Luck Seve - my thoughts are with you and I hope for you a speedy recovery to good health.
Seve Ballesteros (Spanish professional golfer and former World No. 1) has this month been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour classified as an 'oligoastrocytoma'. A tumour type that affects cells that cover and protect the nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Most oligodendrogliomas occur in adults ages 50-60 and are found more often in men than women.
Type: An oligoastrocytoma is a type of mixed glioma
Symptoms: May include headaches, speech, motor or behavioural changes and seizures.
Treatment: Removal of as much as the tumour as is possible with follow up treatment that may include chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Seve will undergo another operation today to relieve pressure caused by swelling and a recent hematoma. They also hope to remove further tumour remains.
I wish you good fortune in what will no doubt be the most difficult match of your life. Be strong and stay positive.