Greg Lemond announces he has leukemia


The Triple Tour winner checked-up after “a few weeks of fatigue”. He is suffering from a treatable cancer and will undergo a chemotherapy protocol

Lemond, between Fignon and Perico on the Tour podium.
Lemond, between Fignon and Perico on the Tour podium.AP

American Greg LemondoThe 60, triple winner of the Tour de France (1986, 1989 and 1990), has announced in a statement that he suffers from leukemia, a disease that, as he indicates, is “treatable and not fatal”. .

“I would like to report that I have been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Fortunately, it is a type of cancer that is treatable and is a type of leukemia that is not life-threatening or debilitating. I had to undergo surgery because of the fatigue I had been experiencing for a few weeks. For a checkup that included some blood work, after a series of tests and a bone marrow biopsy, which was completed last week, I I got my formal diagnosis last Friday,” explains Lemond.

As of now, Lemond will begin a chemotherapy protocol with doctors at the University of Tennessee this week and consult with a team from the Mayo Clinic.

“No one wants to hear the word cancer, but let’s face it, it’s a huge relief to know now why I was feeling unwell. My doctors and I have decided on a course of treatment to start this week. . I should feel better for a few weeks and for the foreseeable future.” ‘My life will change just a little bit, and I’ve been told that in a few months I should be in remission,’ he said.

According to Lemond, “the long-term prognosis is very favorable” and she is “fortunate to have a great team of doctors and the full support of my family, friends and colleagues at LeMond Cycles.”

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