From YouTuber Grace Helbig announcing her cancer diagnosis to the NFL’s Foster Moreau being in full remission, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.
Foster Moreau is in full remission from cancer.
New Orleans Saints tight end player, Foster Moreau, announced on Twitter, his full remission from cancer.
“After a few tumultuous months, I’ve been blessed with the news that I am in full remission from Hodgkin lymphoma! I’m so grateful to everyone who reached out to offer their love and support; our prayers were answered. From here I will continue to live my life as God intended,” Moreau said.
Moreau was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in March after a routine psychical, causing him to take a break from football. Shortly after this, Moreau entered the free agency period, following months of treatment.
"That being said, I'll go kick this thing's ass and get back to doing what I love! AMDG! Moreau tweeted.
Moreau also showed his appreciation for the people who have stayed by his side throughout this entire journey, saying, "There hasn't been a single step I've taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance.”
Moreau is expected to return to the New Orleans Saints in September to begin their season.
Youtuber Grace Helbig announced her breast cancer diagnosis.
On Monday, Grace Helbig, a famous youtuber and comedian, uploaded a video on her Youtube channel sharing her breast cancer diagnosis.
Helbig has been posting YouTube videos since 2008 and has gained over 2 million followers since.
Medical professionals expressed to Helbig that she has triple-positive breast cancer, and her cancer is believed to be stage 2A. She will be undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy, following two surgeries.
Helbig has been reaching out to famous Youtuber Hank Green, who recently announced his cancer diagnosis.
Helbig discussed just how difficult this process will be, alongside how she will cope through the hardships of her diagnosis. "I'm going to need comedy through this process. Comedy, jokes, laughing, that all really helps me process very difficult things. And not from a place of denial or deflection about the reality, but rather from a place of aiding me through the hardship."
Helbig encourages her fanbase to reach out if something doesn’t seem right. "And thank God that I listened to that little voice inside of me that finally got the courage to bring it up to her because she also thought it was abnormal. So get those lumps checked! and do not be afraid to ask your doctor what you might think is a stupid question," Helbig expressed.
Joaquin Castro shared his rare cancer diagnosis.
Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeted about his rare cancer diagnosis this past Monday.
Joaquin, 48, a lawyer and Democratic politician, explained that he had surgery in February to eliminate tumors forming in the gastrointestinal tract. These tumors were found shortly after a car wreck in Spain, as Castro sustained injuries.
“Between two languages I heard — ‘My radiologist called me. He said he believes he sees two neuroendocrine tumors that have spread from your small intestine to your liver. I hate to be the bearer of bad news.’ I asked some questions and then she left,” Castro explained.
Castro’s main worry is the time he has left with his children. “My younger daughter turned two months old on the day of my accident. I wondered how much longer my kids would have their dad around,” Castro wrote.
Castro is one of many lawmakers who have announced recent cancer diagnoses, as Jamie Raskin announced his lymphoma diagnosis, and Dan Kildee announced an update on his squamous cell carcinoma.
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