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Re: Chris Froome
« on: October 18, 2012, 13:44 »
I don't know where you got that rubbish about bilharzia treatment being comparable to chemo?!?
I was with Chris when he took the 7-day (NOT 6 week) course of medication (immediately following Criterium International) & while there was some mild nausea & fatigue it certainly wasn't anything like a chemo treatment.  He obviously wasn't able to ride while taking the medication.
And yes, he definitely has been struggling with bilharzia... he is due for another test to see if it's cleared his system.

Really... get your facts straight before making accusations like that... pathetic.

here is where the chemo thing can from

http://www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/sport/other-sports/parasitic-infection-almost-ended-meteoric-rise-of-cyclings-new-star-froome.18176466?_=6ad4da81a9d33b49db826f73ac38fbbc0ab3dfad

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Doctors initially diagnosed mononucleosis, but the treatments failed. It was only after Froome underwent extensive blood screening following his switch to Sky in 2010 that the parasitic infection was caught and he was prescribed an eye-wateringly strong treatment, similar to chemotherapy.
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