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Louis Van Gaal Battles Aggressive Form Of Prostate Cancer

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Even though there’s a World Cup participation coming for The Netherlands, Louis van Gaal couldn’t keep this secret anymore. Unfortunately, he just revealed he is suffering an aggressive form of prostate cancer that has taken him to endure 25 different radiation treatments.

Although this type of cancer has a very successful survival rate at 90%, Van Gaal revealed this is a rare type that will be harder to beat. The reason he refused to say anything before was because he didn’t want to distract his players from the task at hand. Now that the team is paired with Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal on Group A, he felt it was time to let the world know about his illness.

Van Gaal keeps hope of beating this disease and he still expects to be the manager who leads the Dutch squad throughout the World Cup in Qatar.

Voetbal International picked up the following quote: “In each period during my time as manager of the National Team I had to leave in the night to go to the hospital without the players finding it out until now.

While thinking I was healthy. But.. I am not. I think you don’t tell people you work with like that because it might influence their choices, their decisiveness. So I thought they shouldn’t know. You don’t die from prostate cancer, at least not in ninety percent of the cases. It is usually other underlying diseases that kill you. But I had a pretty aggressive form, got irradiated 25 times.

Then you have a lot of management to do in order to go through life. I did have preferential treatment in the hospital. I was allowed in through the back door when I went to an appointment and was immediately pushed into another room. I have been treated wonderfully. You will of course tell your friends and relatives about it. The fact that nothing has come out yet also says something about my environment. That’s great.”

Van Gaal is amongst the top Dutch managers in history.

Ever since he started his career at the highest level with AFC Ajax, Louis van Gaal’s career has been filled with nothing but success. He’s coached some of the best teams in Europe such as FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munchen and Manchester United. Right now, he is currently on his second spell with the Netherlands National team after reaching the World Cup semifinals back in 2014.

By the time he retires, Van Gaal will be remembered amongst the top managers not only from his country but from the entire world in soccer history. We all hope he wins this battle, our thoughts are with Van Gaal.

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