Mark Hoppus delivered a heartbreaking health update to his fans following his cancer diagnosis.
Months after his doctors did a biopsy, Mark Hoppus finally knew the type of cancer he currently has.
In his most recent Twitch live stream, Hoppus revealed the shocking details about his health diagnosis.
According to the 49-year-old frontman, he has stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He added that the health issue is blood-related and that his body is “trying to kill him.”
“My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body. I don’t know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m Stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I’m Stage 4-A,” he explained.
He first learned about the diagnosis in April and immediately began chemotherapy treatments since then.
Per Hoppus, he would know whether chemotherapy works for him during his next medical appointment after his livestream. If it does, he would continue to receive the treatment three more times.
But if it does not, he would opt to try other options, including a bone marrow transplant.
Despite his unsure future, he assured his fans that they will all beat cancer in “time.”
Hoppus finds comfort in her mother
While the diagnosis surely sounds devastating, Hoppus remains hopeful as he tried to lean on his mother. According to the singer, the matriarch is a three-time cancer survivor. She, reportedly, suffered twice from breast cancer and once for the same type of cancer he has.
“Oddly enough, we have the exact form of cancer,” he said. “And she beat it, so I’ve been able to talk to her and bond with her quite a bit.”
According to Lymphoma Research Foundation, Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It is an aggressive disease that affects a person’s B-lymphocytes.
Hoppus braved his emotions and shared his diagnosis for the first time on June 23. During that time, he revealed that he already underwent months of treatment and remain hopeful for the next sessions.
Since the treatment began, he, reportedly, began to notice changes in his body, including hair fall and “chemo brain.” Per the singer, he tends to forget things occasionally in the past months.
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