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
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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