With Willem van Hanegem (74) was last year prostate cancer detected, causing his 45 treatments had to undergo. In his own words he saw there never compete with that.
“When I look back on the past year, than I think: so, that I had.”, says Van Hanegem Saturday. “Maybe it sounds strange, but it is me one hundred percent bad.”
“Against the treatments, I have never opgezien”, the ex-footballer further. “I remember that I was even a little happy to my first session went. And why not? The doctor had said that it went well, so that was clear. Then I will not make it more difficult.”
According to Van Hanegem, he had to because of all the great conversations that he had, to be careful that his treatments would not miss. “Is that the people were thinking that I have 25 treatments needed, but there for the sake of 20 extra had caught.”
Disease discovered during the annual medical check-up
In march, Van Hanegem healed of prostate cancer. The disease was in november at an annual medical audit are established. He had different blood values that may could indicate prostate cancer. After further investigation it turned out that also the case.
Van Hanegem joined only in mid-January with the news, because he is not a matter for the outside world found.
Because people in the hospital recognize and journalists him called, he did eventually tell his story in the studio of Ziggo Sport, for which he as an analyst is employed.
Van Hanegem came 52 times for the Dutch national football team
Van Hanegem made in the sixties, seventies and eighties as a player, especially a sensation in the shirt of Feyenoord. He was with the Residents three times won the national championship and also won the Europe Cup I and II and the world Cup.
Van Hanegem came in a total of 52 times for the Dutch national team, with which he reached the finals of the world cup of 1974 in West Germany.
Van Hanegem healed of prostate cancer