Lyle knows he’s on a long road in bid to beat can­cer

The West Australian - - SPORT -

Aus­tralian golfer Jar­rod Lyle still faces a long bat­tle to beat can­cer de­spite doc­tors declar­ing him to be in re­mis­sion.

Lyle, 36, be­gan chemo­ther­apy in late July for acute myeloid leukaemia and his blood counts re­turned to nor­mal last week.

But though the Vic­to­rian said he’s head­ing in the right di­rec­tion to beat the can­cer for the third time, there is still a long path to be­ing com­pletely cured.

“The only way to cure it is to have a (full bone mar­row) trans­plant,” he told Mel­bourne ra­dio sta­tion RSN yes­ter­day.

He re­turns to hos­pi­tal today for ’con­sol­i­da­tion chemo’ to try to keep his blood count at a nor­mal level.

Mean­while, he said it was nice to be spend­ing time at home with his young fam­ily.

Lyle and his wife Bri­ony have two girls, aged five and one.

He spent Tues­day night teach­ing his five-year-old daugh­ter how to ride a bike for the first time with­out train­ing wheels.

“She smashed it,” he said en­thu­si­as­ti­cally.

Lyle said he took pos­i­tives from the fact he’d beaten the can­cer twice be­fore.

Pic­ture: Bren­don Thorne/Getty Im­ages

Cameron Clyne ap­pears un­moved by calls from the West­ern Force for him to re­sign as ARU chair­man.

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