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Wednesday 1 October 2014

May gets good news on cancer tests

Brian May says he has had good news after medical tests

Brian May has reassured fans that his tests over a cancer scare have come back with good results.

The Queen guitarist, 66, recently said he was having some tests done to "rule out various kinds of cancer" and has now shared his good news on his blog, Soapbox.

He wrote that he wanted to share his "mainly... good news" with his fans and said: "Basically I am still in diagnostic-land, but hopefully not for much longer."

Brian continued: "Basically all the tests I've had have come back with good reports, and so most of the ills that were possibilities a couple of weeks ago are now ruled out."

The musician has also had a biopsy after having an MRI scan on his prostate and explained that the scan had "showed up some small possible problem areas. I then had a choice. [The doctor] said I could either wait for a few months and have another similar scan, and see if anything was developing, or he could put a needle in and take samples ... a biopsy.

"So, rather than sit worrying for months, I opted for the latter. That happened today, and though it's not a joyride, I was unconscious for most of it, and it wasn't as bad as I expected ! I'll get the results next week, and then things should hopefully be much clearer."

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