US software giant Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen, revealed on Monday that he is in a new battle with cancer.
Allen said in a tweet that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Incurable cancer that affects white blood cells) and he fought into remission nine years ago has returned.
Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned. I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge. https://t.co/ZolxS8lni5
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 1, 2018
“My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively,” Allen said.
“My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I,” he added.
Allen planned to remain active in Vulcan Inc., which manages his business and charitable endeavors, as well as in the Allen Institutes and his professional US sports teams the Seahawks and the Trail Blazers.
Allen, 65, is among the wealthiest people in the world, with a net worth estimated at more than $20 billion.
Allen left Microsoft in 1983 and is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc.
Paul owns the National Football League team the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association and is a part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders.
Allen is also a major philanthropist, supporting the environment, education, science and more.