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Pak hockey keeper diagnosed with cancer
November 04, 2004 16:14 IST
Former Pakistan hockey goalkeeper Muhammad Qasim has been diagnosed with cancer, according to Geo TV.
Qasim, who represented Pakistan in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, was hit in the chest by a ball during Pakistan's tune-up for the European tour in April. He underwent two surgeries to remove a clotting, but both were unsuccessful due to accumulation of water in his lungs.
On doctors advice, he underwent tests at the Shaukat Khanam Memorial hospital, which confirmed he has cancer.
The Pakistan cricket team recently donated Rs 200,000 ($3500) to help Qasim meet the expenses of his treatment.