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Testicular cancer discovered in Timo Baumgartl: successful treatment

Timo Baumgartl has received a frightening discovery. Now the Union Berlin defender has spoken, with positive news.

To defender Timo Baumgartl from 1. FC Union Berlin was diagnosed with testicular cancer and a tumor was successfully removed. “Fortunately, I have been in preventive care for several years. I am very grateful for the quick and clear diagnosis and for the surgery that has taken place,” the 26-year-old said in a statement from the Bundesliga club Monday. Testicular cancer was discovered during a checkup and surgically removed a few days later.

“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible support from Charité, the team doctors and the club. I will never forget that. Now my goal is the fastest possible recovery,” said Baumgartl. Oliver Ruhnert, managing director of Union professional football, said: “We will give Timo the best possible support along the way. Our excellent network of first-rate doctors will continue to be available to him.” He is confident that the 26-year-old will make a full recovery.

According to the announcement, additional follow-up preventive treatments will be carried out in the coming weeks. Baumgartl will be out for Köpenicker’s last match of the season on Saturday against VfL Bochum (15:30 / Sky).

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