Despite being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is determined to beat it.
Last month, the 49-year-old told male fans that he had been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone chemotherapy.
During a question-and-answer session on Twitch, Mark shared that his cancer was ‘blood related’, not ‘bone-related’, and that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
‘My blood is trying to kill me,’ said the rocker. My classification was Stage 4-A, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which, as I understand it, enters four parts of my body.
I don’t know exactly how they describe the four parts, but I’ve entered enough parts of my body to be Stage 4, I think, at the highest level. So I’m Stage 4. ”
Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is one of the most common types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and occurs in white blood cells and can cause tumors throughout the body.
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is fighting ‘blood-related’ stage 4 cancer:
An aggressive lymphoma that can occur in the lymph nodes or outside the lymphatic system, in the gastrointestinal tract, testicles, thyroid, skin, breast, bone, or brain.
During the live broadcast, Mark had to learn that chemo could work and said, ‘Then I’ll be back for at least three rounds. Ideally, I’d go tomorrow and say, “Congratulations, your chemo worked and you’re all done and you won’t have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life.”
If the treatments don’t work, the singer will have to choose ‘other options’ like What’s My Age Again’s bone marrow transplant.
The star continues to be positive: ‘We are beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time. ”
Discussing how chemotherapy has affected him so far, Mark said he is a ‘chemist’s brain’: ‘For me, I forget everything. People would talk to me and five minutes later I would ask them a question and they would say, “I told you five minutes ago.” So it kind of sucks.
‘The first chemical felt like a zombie who fell into an electric fence and was just shocked. During the second round of the chemical, I felt very weak and tired. It’s like the worst flu I’ve ever had. In the third round of chemistry, I began to retreat. Nausea and everything. ”
The treatment also made her hair fall out, and Mark joked that he wanted to get the worst shape possible.
During treatment, Mark trusted his mother, Kerry, who has survived the same cancer as her son three times.
‘We have the strange, complete form of cancer,’ he said. And he beat her up, so I was able to talk to him for a while and connect with him for a while.
“My mother was diagnosed with cancer three times – twice breast cancer and once diffuse large B-cell lymphoma due to the same cancer.”
Mark later tweeted to fans how he was feeling: “He caught a chemical on Wednesday and felt like hot garbage and hasn’t slept since. But this morning, I’m feeling fine right now. Spruce.”
Mark lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of 20 years, Skye, and their 18-year-old son, Jack.
He is one of the original members of Blink-182, which he founded with Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor in 1992, and also co-founded All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth with Simple Creatures.
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