Armstrong doctor: Lance remains a hero to every cancer patient

Lance Armstrong's cancer doctor expresses his disappointment in discovering the former cyclist's doping, but hopes people can forgive him

Credit: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The doctor who treated Lance Armstrong during his cancer therapy has said that the former cyclist remains a "hero" to every cancer patient and that he hopes the public can forgive him for using performance enhancing drugs throughout every one of his seven Tour de France victories.

Dr David Agus, who is also a best-selling author, has treated the likes of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in his career as well as Armstrong and told the BBC's In Short programme on Wednesday about the disappointment he felt after the Texan had lied about his use of performance enhancing drugs.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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