Ross Hutchins in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma

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It seems as if there could be some light at the end of the tunnel for Ross Hutchins. 

Hutchins was diagnosed at the age of 28 in December 2012, he then took a break from playing while he was getting treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. 

Hutchins took to his Twitter account and shared the good news with his followers.

"Was a big day today. Met my oncologist and I am now in remission. So grateful to fantastic Professor Cunningham and his team at Royal Marsden.

"Thank you to everyone for your constant, incredible support, I couldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for all of you, I really mean that!"

Hutchins first became aware of his condition when he started having severe back pain. 

After going through the normal steps of physiotherapy, his body showed no signs of a response. He later found out that he had Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of cancer to do with the white blood cells and found in the network of vessels and glands throughout the body. 

Every year there are around 1,500 people that are diagnosed with this disease in the UK alone. 

For most young people that are diagnosed with this disease almost all of them come out the other end cured.

The question people are asking is, when will he be back on the tour after his most successful year; 2012. 

In 2012, Hutchins and regular partner Colin Fleming reached four doubles finals and came out victorious in two of them, Eastbourne and Delray. 

After setting a comeback target of this year, Hutchins deemed that unrealistic in late February and said that the start of the 2014 season is much more achievable when speaking to the Guardian:

"It's something that I will put all my attention into now for the coming months instead of maybe practising or worrying about a return. 

"Hopefully I'll be able to do that next year come January and be ready to go with Colin Fleming in Australia."

It's great to see how much everyone has got behind Hutchins and how people have aided him in his recovery, it's rare that these stories come with a happy ending but it looks like this particular one is going that way for our Davis Cup representative. 


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