Lewis Price wishes to provide supporters with the following update, as he begins his battle with tescticular cancer...
“Although this has come as a big shock, I am approaching it with a positive attitude. My initial procedure went well and I am now back home recovering with my family.
“I know I have a long journey ahead, but it provides me with comfort knowing that I have the support of my family and friends, as well my colleagues here at MK Dons. A huge thank you to the staff and players at the Football Club for their understanding and assistance as well as the doctors and nurses who have been treating me.
“Me and my family have been truly overwhelmed by the messages of support we’ve received as well as the public displays from MK Dons fans and supporters at some of my previous clubs - it means so much to us and will certainly help us through this fight.
“My final message is one of encouragement to anyone who is too afraid or embarrassed to go and see their GP. It’s not something we are good at, especially men of my age, but if you think something is wrong, go and get it checked out - catching it early can make a huge difference.”