Stoneman 'recovering well' after major surgery
2 September 2011 – Dean Stoneman is making a positive recovery following a major operation at Spire Southampton Hospital. Last year’s F2 Champion, who was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in January, now continues his convalescence from his home in Hampshire.
Stoneman underwent the planned surgery last week after two courses of Chemotherapy. With doctors declaring the operation a success, the 21-year-old was well enough to tune into the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday.
“Dean is recovering well,” reports Stephen Noakes, manager for Stoneman. “Dean's body has responded incredibly well to the eight months of almost constant treatment. This has allowed the operation to finally take place. The procedure removed all of the affected tissue and it has been deemed very successful by his specialists.
“This is a major step forward on the road to full recovery but Dean has to relax now, which anybody who knows him can appreciate will not be easy.”
Stoneman’s progress will continue to be monitored by specialists, which includes regular tests. A statement reads:
‘Dean and the Stoneman family would like to thank everybody for their kind messages and continued support.’