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Carter given all clear following operation
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter has announced that he has been given the all clear by doctors as he continues to recover from surgery for testicular cancer.
Earlier in July, the 33-year-old confirmed he had been diagnosed with the illness through a statement on the World Snooker website - vowing to return to action as soon as possible.
The world No. 15, who previously fought a battle with Crohn's disease, went under the knife before confirming on his Twitter account that the operation had gone well.
And now Carter - nicknamed 'The Captain' - has taken to the social networking site again to announce the good news, stating that he hopes to return at the Shanghai Masters in September.
Just had the best news ever! I've got the all clear! Will be back in action in the shanghai masters. Thankyou everyone for all your support!— Ali Carter (@TheCaptain147) July 19, 2013
Carter has won three ranking titles in his career and is a two-time Crucible finalist, losing to Ronnie O'Sullivan on both occasions in 2008 and 2012.