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Alan Stubbs: Don’t put off cancer screenings

16th August 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Alan Stubbs was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the height of his playing career. In 1999 while playing for Celtic and at just 28, he was one of the players named to be given a random drugs test after losing in the Scottish Cup Final to Rangers.

If Stubbs was upset after the 1-0 defeat to Celtic’s Old Firm rivals, he was about to discover that life can sometimes make you realise that football is only a game.

It comes as new research from Bupa Health Clinics has found 28% admit they generally put off doing something about health issues, rising to 38% amongst 16-34-year-olds and 16% are unlikely to go to the doctor even when they suspect something is wrong. A further 18% would rather search their symptoms online.

Aston spoke to football legend Alan Stubbs and Dr Naveen Puri, associate clinical director at Bupa Health Clinics.