Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden has testicular cancer although it is in the early stages. The goalkeeper played for the Scottish Premiership team Livingston recently but due to the report of cancer, he has now taken a break from the game. Barden appeared in four games for Norwich during the last season.
The initial diagnosis was a real shock for me, but the positive thing is that we've caught it early. The prognosis and next steps have all been positive. I'm optimistic and have a positive mindset. I'm confident that I'll be able to beat it and that I'll be back out there doing what I love soon. It has been a very difficult and challenging period but the support of my family, friends, and colleagues has helped get me through the last few weeks. I can't thank the medical departments at both Norwich and Livingston enough, as well as everyone at the Royal Marsden Hospital. The speed at which everything has moved has been crazy, but everyone has been absolutely brilliant with me.
Dan Barden, Goalkeeper, Livingston