Blink-182 Bassist to Include Lymphoma Diagnosis in His Book, Hall-of-Fame Pitcher Bruce Sutter Dies of Cancer and More

From Blink-182’s bassist Mark Hoppus discussing his cancer experience in an upcoming book to Bruce Sutter, a Hall-of-Fame pitcher and Cy Young winner, dying of the disease, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Mark Hoppus, the bassist of Blink-182, is writing a book about his life — including his experience with lymphoma.

Hoppus announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma last year. In September 2021, the bassist in Blink-182, a pop-punk band, shared on Instagram that he was cancer free.

Now Hoppus, who is 50 years old, is working on a memoir, he said in an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter.”

“We’re finalizing the deal and I’m really happy with the way that (it’s) coming together,” Hoppus said. “I’m excited to tell my story."

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bruce Sutter died of cancer.

Bruce Sutter, a major league pitcher who was known for his split-fingered fastball, died in hospice after receiving a cancer diagnosis. He was 69 years old.

Sutter was a six-time All-Star and recipient of the 1979 Cy Young Award, a yearly award given to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He played with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves.

“All our father ever wanted to be remembered as was being a great teammate, but he was so much more than that,” according to a statement from Sutter’s family. “He was also a great husband to our mother for 50 (years), he was a great father and grandfather and he was a great friend. His love and passion for the game of baseball can only be surpassed by his love and passion for his family.”

“TODAY Food” contributor discussed her breast cancer experience.

Elizabeth Heiskell, who shares her recipes and cooking tips on “TODAY Food,” revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.

Since undergoing treatment, Heiskell said that her tumor shrunk, and she has learned valuable lessons by overcoming her fears of chemotherapy.

“You don’t get to choose if you get cancer, but you do get to choose how you experience this cancer journey,” Heiskell said in an essay published on TODAY’s website. “It’s different for everyone, but I choose to search for joy and to lean into all the lessons that only moments like these can teach me.”

Chemicals in hair-straightening products may be linked with uterine cancer.

Women who use hair-straightening products known as relaxers may be at an increased risk for developing hormone-related uterine cancer, according to research from the National Institutes of Health.

Findings showed that 1.64% of women who never used hair relaxers would end up being diagnosed with uterine cancer by the age of 70, compared with 4.05% for those who were frequent users of the products.

"Because Black women use hair straightening or relaxer products more frequently and tend to initiate use at earlier ages than other races and ethnicities, these findings may be even more relevant for them," said Che-Jung Chang, one of the researchers on the study.

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