YouTube star Hank Green reveals Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in new video
YouTube star Hank Green has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer that impacts the immune system.
Green, who is the brother of author John Green, shared a vlog to his YouTube account on Friday titled: “So, I’ve got cancer.” In the clip, he recalled how he first got the cancer diagnosis, after his doctor noticed that his “lymph nodes were big”. From there, he said that he was sent to to get an ultrasound.
“And [the doctors] were like, ‘This looks like it could be suspicious for lymphoma and we’ll get you in for a biopsy,’” he explained.
He then told his fans that while he was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma, after his biopsy, this is one of the “most treatable cancers”.
“Good news, bad news,” he explained. “One, it’s cancer. It’s called lymphoma. It’s a cancer of the lymphatic system. And good news is something called Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It’s...like one of the most treatable cancers. It responds very well to treatment. The goal is cure. The procedure to get there is fairly well known, if unpleasant.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting immune system”.