During a video chat with Chilean fans on Tuesday, Mark Hopps spoke openly about his cancer diagnosis.
“My blood is trying to kill me,” said the Blink-182 singer, as he revealed that his cancer was “not about bone, it’s about blood.” He told fans he was battling “spread large cell lymphoma” or stage 4-A of BLBCL.
“As I understand it, it has entered four different parts of my body. I don’t know to what extent they fix the four parts of it, but it has entered so many parts of my body. That I am stage 4., Which I think is the most. So, I’m Stage 4-A, “he shared in the video he posted Instagram.
According to Lymphoma Research Foundation, DLBCL is “the most common type of non-Hudgkin’s lymphoma” and features an aggressive NHL that affects B lymphocytes. “It can appear in one place or spread throughout the body. But it is often considered” potentially treatable. “
Hopps revealed that his mother had also beaten the “exact” type of cancer years ago. He said his mother had been supportive of him and that he had “been able to talk to her and establish a little relationship with her.”
“The strange thing is that we have the same form of cancer that he had. And he beat it,” the musician said. Expressed. She also beat breast cancer twice.
In the same chat, the 49-year-old admitted that due to the high risk of epidemics in his immune system, he rarely goes out in public. He said that after the cameo, his “white cell count is so low” that he could not get sick. He must also carefully monitor his temperature and make sure he does not have a fever. If he does, he will have to warn his doctor.
Hops also informed fans about the side effects of his chemotherapy treatment. He says he suffers from what he calls “chemo brain”, which causes him to forget people’s names and other useful details. “If their treatments don’t work, then they may have to have a bone marrow transplant,” he said. He hopes to beat his cancer and it’s “a matter of time.”