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Sebastien Haller shares a heartwarming update in cancer battle

Sebastien Haller
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The Ivory Coast international gave an update on his health after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.

Sebastien Haller is feeling optimistic about his recovery from testicular cancer and hopes to return to action soon.

Shortly after Haller joined Borussia Dortmund from Ajax for  €31 million in the summer,  a tumor was found on his testicle. It forced him to withdraw from the club’s pre-season  training camp in Switzerland to undergo treatment.

The French-born 28-year-old, therefore, has yet to play a game for his new club so far. However, considering how his recovery is going, he hopes that will change soon.

“I’m lucky enough to feel well,” Haller told UEFA.com. “I am physically able to work. I feel fine from both a mental and a physical point of view, which is of course helpful to fight this disease.

“I have a timescale in mind. If I’m lucky enough not to need surgery, things can go very quickly. Checks are made three weeks after the final phase. If I don’t need an operation, with the way I train, I’d like to think that I will be in good condition at the end of those three weeks.”

Haller added: “One of the first things I told myself was: ‘OK, it’s happened to me. I am going to do everything to be good mentally and physically. I was a spoiled child; I never had any worries. This is the first big ordeal I had to face.

“Some people start their lives like that. I was lucky that it came later in my life, so I can’t complain. It’s a challenge, a huge challenge, and the fact that you were able to overcome it means that you’re a warrior.”