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LONDON (AP) — England's World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks is undergoing treatment for kidney cancer.
The 77-year-old Banks told the Sunday Mirror newspaper that he is fighting the disease for the second time after losing a kidney to cancer 10 years ago.
Banks is only now disclosing he received the diagnosis last year and there are hopes a kidney could be donated by one of his daughters, should it be a match.
He has been taking chemotherapy medication in a bid to shrink the tumor, in case it could be removed without the need for a transplant.
In the 1970 World Cup, Banks made one of the game's most memorable saves to keep Pele from scoring in a group stage match.
Four years earlier, he was part of the England team that beat West Germany 4-2 in the final.
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