Python star has cancer surgery7th November 2006
Monty Python writer Terry Jones has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with the early stages of bowel cancer.
The 64-year-old was diagnosed a few days before the premiere of the musical Spamalot, based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Bowel cancer is the UK's third most common cancer in men and second-most in women, with 35,000 new cases a year.
The risk of developing it increases with age, with eight out of ten cases occurring in the over-60s.
He underwent surgery and his doctors are reportedly confident that it has been caught early enough for him to recover.
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Title: Python star has cancer surgery
Author: Laura E
Article Id: 1041
Date Added: 7th Nov 2006