Paul Allen, the billionaire owner of Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 9-years after he battled it in 2009.
Making the announcement, Allen said on Twitter that he recently learned of the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and plans to fight it aggressively.
In his words, ‘I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively. A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I’.
He added that, ‘I will continue to stay involved with Vulcan, the Allen Institutes, the Seahawks and Trail Blazers, as I have in the past. I have confidence in the leadership teams to manage their ongoing operations during my treatment. I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge. Go Seahawks! Go Blazers!’.