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Australian boxing world champion Billy Depp posted a heartbreaking photo from the hospital after he was diagnosed with cancer

Australian boxing world champion Billy Depp posted a heartbreaking photo from the hospital after he was diagnosed with cancer

Australian boxing world champion Billy Depp has posted a heartbreaking photo from hospital after receiving a heartbreaking cancer diagnosis, saying: ‘I’m actually thankful God gave me this’

Billy Depp has posted a series of heartbreaking photos from the hospital as the former world boxing champion is due to begin treatment after being diagnosed with shock.

The 37-year-old Australian took to social media this week to tell his 50,000 followers that after further testing on a 5-cm-high tumor, he was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

This news came just weeks after he revealed the “scary” news that he had a cancerous tumor in his stomach.

Billy Depp shared a touching photo with his family as he prepares to fight cancer

He is due to begin chemotherapy at Westmead Hospital in Sydney on Thursday, after undergoing surgery weeks ago for what doctors thought was colon cancer.

But this week he found out he was battling Burkitt’s lymphoma. And Depp, on Wednesday, released a series of heartbreaking photos from the hospital, who is also with his wife Perry and son.

“You can call me Billy the comeback kid because I’ve been in my career so broken so many times and I’ve always found a way back,” he said.

I’m back kid, I’ll be back. I will return to be a better person, to be a better human being, to do more for humanity.

“The speculation is that they tell me the survival rate is 90 percent… that’s better than 50 or 30. It’s more than just a speculator’s chance. I came to the hospital fit to fight. I will fight as hard as I can.”

The world boxing champion will undergo chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer

The world boxing champion will undergo chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer

He took to Twitter on Wednesday and said: 'I can't wait to wake up from this bad dream'

He took to Twitter on Wednesday and said: ‘I can’t wait to wake up from this bad dream’

He also posted on Twitter: “I can’t wait to wake up from this bad dream called cancer. All I want is to spend the rest of my life taking care of my beautiful wife and son.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time Depp has had to deal with the heartbreaking reality of cancer.

Depp lost his first wife, Sarah, in 2016 due to complications arising from leukemia treatment. The couple brought their wedding ceremony to two weeks after her diagnosis and she died just six weeks later.

The champion boxer has since married his wife Perry, and they have a son, Leith, who is about to turn three.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a blood cancer, and according to the Cancer Council, about 6,400 Australians are diagnosed with the disease each year.

Billy Depp has earned two World Championship belts during his nearly 20-year successful career

Billy Depp has earned two World Championship belts during his nearly 20-year successful career

On Tuesday, Depp wrote that he would be undergoing treatment immediately, and expressed his gratitude for the support he has already received from around the athletic world.

He wrote: “The plan is to start chemotherapy as soon as possible, and while I know it will be difficult, I must walk this journey as so many others do every day with the support of health professionals, family and friends.” .

In tough times, I know I’m not alone. God, my wife, my son, my family and all of you. Your prayers, kind words, and support all help me when I need inspiration.

“I promise to give this new challenge everything I have,” Depp wrote, “with my lovely family, I have so much to live to give less than 100 percent.”

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

According to the Cancer Council, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a blood cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Most commonly, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma begins in a lymph node in one or more places in the body. It can spread through the lymphatic system from one group of lymph nodes to another. It can also spread to other lymphatic tissues, particularly in the bone marrow and spleen, or to the lymph nodes in the liver.

Sometimes, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma begins or spreads to organ tissues outside the lymphatic system, such as the stomach, bones, skin, brain, and spinal cord (central nervous system). This is known as exogenous disease.

There are many different types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, depending on whether the affected lymphocyte is a B cell, T cell, or NK cell, and how quickly the lymphoma is growing.

Each year in Australia, about 6,400 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is more common in men than in women, and most cases occur in adults 60 years of age or older. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in Australia.

What are the reasons for that?

The causes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are largely unknown, but risk factors include: a weakened immune system, certain viruses (such as HIV, Helicobacter pylori) and family history.

Treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for Dib includes immediate chemotherapy

Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for Dib includes immediate chemotherapy

treatment options

Treatment depends on the type of B cell or T lymphoma and how quickly the lymphoma is growing.

For aggressive, rapidly growing, intermediate and high-grade lymphomas, chemotherapy is the main form of treatment and should be started immediately.

prognosis

Most people who are treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma go into remission after treatment. Remission means that the symptoms of the cancer have decreased or gone away and there is no evidence of disease on a physical exam or imaging tests.

People may have multiple episodes (relapses) of the disease during their lifetime, which means they are in and out of remission.

The five-year survival rate for intermediate or aggressive forms of cancer is more than 71 percent, while the 10-year survival rate is about 60 percent.

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